contiguity

contiguity
A state in which two or more physical objects are physically touching one another or in which sections of a plane border on one another.
Syn: synapse, neurons

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  • Contiguity — Con ti*gu i*ty, n. [Cf. F. contiguit[ e], LL. contiguitas.] The state of being contiguous; intimate association; nearness; proximity. [1913 Webster] The convicinity and contiguity of the two parishes. T. Warton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contiguity — index border, contact (touching), propinquity (proximity) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • contiguity — 1640s, from Fr. contiguité from L. contiguitas, from contiguus (see CONTIGUOUS (Cf. contiguous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contiguity — [kän΄tə gyo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. contiguities [Fr contiguité < ML contiguitas: see CONTIGUOUS] the state of being contiguous; nearness or contact …   English World dictionary

  • Contiguity — A contiguity is a continuous mass, or a series of things in contact or proximity. In a different meaning, contiguity is the state of being contiguous.[1] The concept was first set out in the Law of Contiguity, one of Aristotle s Laws of… …   Wikipedia

  • Contiguity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Contiguity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 contiguity contiguity contact proximity apposition abuttal juxtaposition Sgm: N 1 abutment abutment osculation Sgm: N 1 meeting meeting appulse …   English dictionary for students

  • contiguity — Exists where tracts of land touch or adjoin in a reasonably substantial physical sense, but line of demarcation between reasonableness or unreasonableness of a contiguity must be determined on the facts of each case. Belmont Fire Protection Dist …   Black's law dictionary

  • contiguity — Exists where tracts of land touch or adjoin in a reasonably substantial physical sense, but line of demarcation between reasonableness or unreasonableness of a contiguity must be determined on the facts of each case. Belmont Fire Protection Dist …   Black's law dictionary

  • contiguity — contiguous ► ADJECTIVE 1) sharing a common border. 2) next or together in sequence. DERIVATIVES contiguity noun contiguously adverb. ORIGIN Latin contiguus touching …   English terms dictionary

  • Contiguity (probability theory) — In probability theory, two sequences of probability measures are said to be contiguous if asymptotically they share the same support. Thus the notion of contiguity extends the concept of absolute continuity to the sequences of measures. The… …   Wikipedia

  • contiguity, theory of — ▪ psychology       psychological theory of learning which emphasizes that the only condition necessary for the association of stimuli and responses is that there be a close temporal relationship between them. It holds that learning will occur… …   Universalium

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