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Adjoining vs. Contiguous

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Adjoiningadjective

Being in contact at some point or line; joining to

‘an adjoining room’;

Contiguousadjective

Connected; touching; abutting.

Adjoiningverb

present participle of adjoin

Contiguousadjective

Adjacent; neighboring.

Adjoiningadjective

Joining to; contiguous; adjacent; as, an adjoining room.

‘Upon the hills adjoining to the city.’;

Contiguousadjective

Connecting without a break.

‘the forty-eight contiguous states’;

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Adjoiningadjective

having a common boundary or edge; touching;

‘abutting lots’; ‘adjoining rooms’; ‘Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut’; ‘the side of Germany conterminous with France’; ‘Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho’; ‘neighboring cities’;

Contiguousadjective

In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining.

‘The two halves of the paper did not appear fully divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their angles.’; ‘Sees no contiguous palace rear its head.’;

Adjoiningadjective

(of a building, room, or piece of land) next to or joined with

‘I was in an adjoining room and could hear voices’; ‘they ended up buying the adjoining land’;

Contiguousadjective

very close or connected in space or time;

‘contiguous events’; ‘immediate contact’; ‘the immediate vicinity’; ‘the immediate past’;

Contiguousadjective

connecting without a break; within a common boundary;

‘the 48 conterminous states’; ‘the contiguous 48 states’;

Contiguousadjective

having a common boundary or edge; touching;

‘abutting lots’; ‘adjoining rooms’; ‘Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut’; ‘the side of Germany conterminous with France’; ‘Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho’; ‘neighboring cities’;

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