Contiguous angles. See Adjacent angles, under Angle.

Syn. — Adjoining; adjacent. See Adjacent.

Con*tig"u*ous*ly, adv.Con*tig"u*ous*ness, n.

(Con"ti*nence 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.

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

(Con*tex"tur*al) a. Pertaining to contexture or arrangement of parts; producing contexture; interwoven. Dr. John Smith

(Con*tex"ture) n. [Cf. F. contexture.] The arrangement and union of the constituent parts of a thing; a weaving together of parts; structural character of a thing; system; constitution; texture.

That wonderful contexture of all created beings.

He was not of any delicate contexture; his limbs rather sturdy than dainty.
Sir H. Wotton.

(Con*tex"tured) a. Formed into texture; woven together; arranged; composed. [R.] Carlyle.

(Con"ti*cent) a. [L. conticens, p. pr. of conticere; con- + tacere to be silent.] Silent. [R.] "The guests sit conticent." Thackeray.

(Con`tig*na"tion) n. [L. contignatio, fr. contignare to join with beams; con- + tignum beam.]

1. The act or process of framing together, or uniting, as beams in a fabric. Burke.

2. A framework or fabric, as of beams. Sir H. Wotton.

(Con*tig"u*ate) a. [LL. contiguatus.] Contiguous; touching. [Obs.] Holland.

(Con`ti*gu"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. contiguité, LL. contiguitas.] The state of being contiguous; intimate association; nearness; proximity.

The convicinity and contiguity of the two parishes.
T. Warton.

(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.

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