Part of speech: noun

Nearness; contact; continuity.

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Usage examples "contiguity":

  1. Of his own contiguity she had evidently taken no thought, believing him safely housed in his cabin beside the semaphore. - "Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
  2. The mere contiguity of a great variety of human creatures is itself a lesson in the real values of life. - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.
  3. Excepting in those cases where, from reasons of contiguity of territory and the existence of a common border line incapable of being guarded, reciprocal commercial treaties may be found expedient, it is believed that commercial policies inducing freer mutual exchange of products can be most advantageously arranged by independent but cooperative legislation. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.