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contiguity (n.)

"actual contact; state of being within touching distance," 1640s, from French contiguité from Medieval Latin contiguitas, from Latin contiguus "near, touching, bordering upon," from root of contingere "to touch upon" (see contact (n.)). Middle English had contiguation "attachment" (early 15c.).

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Definitions of contiguity from WordNet

contiguity (n.)
the attribute of being so near as to be touching;
Synonyms: adjacency / contiguousness
From wordnet.princeton.edu