Maintaining, involving, or activated or caused by contact
ETYM Latin contiguus; akin to contigere to touch on all sides. Related to Contingent.
Very close or connected in space or time; SYN. immediate.
Having a shared boundary; being immediately adjacent. For example, contiguous sectors on a disk are data-storage segments physically located next to one another.
ETYM Cf. French contingence.
The state of being contingent on something.