Contiguity

Contiguity

1. Contact without actual continuity, e.g., the contact of the bones entering into the formation of a cranial suture.

Compare: continuity.

2. Occurrence of two or more objects, events, or mental impressions together in space (spatial contiguity) or time (temporal contiguity).

Origin: L. Contiguus, touching, fr. Contingo, to touch


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