Con*tig"u*ous(?), a. [L. contiguus; akin to contigere to touch on all sides. See Contingent.] In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining.
The two halves of the paper did not appear fully divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their angles.Sir I. Newton.
Sees no contiguous palace rear its head.Goldsmith.
Contiguous angles. See Adjacent angles, under Angle.
Syn. -- Adjoining; adjacent. See Adjacent.
adv. -- Con*tig"u*ous*ness,
Con"ti*nen*cy(?) }, n. [F. continence, L. continentia. See Continent, and cf. Countenance.] 1. Self-restraint; self-command.
He knew what to say; he knew also, when to leave off, -- a continence which is practiced by few writers.Dryden.
2. The restraint which a person imposes upon his desires and passions; the act or power of refraining from indulgence of the sexual appetite, esp. from unlawful indulgence; sometimes, moderation in sexual indulgence.
If they [the unmarried and widows] have not continency, let them marry.1 Cor. vii. 9 (Rev. Ver. ).
Chastity is either abstinence or continence: abstinence is that of virgins or widows; continence, that of married persons.Jer. Taylor.
3. Uninterrupted course; continuity.
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