contiguous vs continuous

contiguous continuous


  • 1) connected; touching; abutting
  • 2) connecting without a break
  • 3) adjacent; neighbouring/neighboring
  • 4) Sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
  • 5) Connecting without a break.
  • 6) Connected in time; uninterrupted.
  • 7) Neighboring; adjacent.
  • 8) See Adjacent angles, under Angle.
  • 9) In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining.
  • 10) connecting without a break; within a common boundary
  • 11) Specifically In entomology: So thickly strewn as to be close together or touch, but without coalescing: as, contiguous spots, dots, or punctures, Almost or quite touching at the base: as, contiguous antennæ.
  • 12) Touching; meeting or joining at the surface or border; hence, close together; neighboring; bordering or adjoining; adjacent: as, two contiguous bodies, houses, or estates: usually followed by to.


  • 1) mathematics, more generally, of a function Such that each open set in the range has an open preimage.
  • 2) botany Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
  • 3) Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.
  • 4) Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.
  • 5) grammar Expressing an ongoing action or state.
  • 6) analysis, of a function Such that, for every in the domain, for each small open interval about , there's an interval containing whose image is in .
  • 7) Of or relating to a function between two topological spaces such that the preimage of any open set in the range is an open set in the domain.
  • 8) Attached together in repeated units.
  • 9) Of or relating to a line or curve that extends without a break or irregularity.
  • 10) Uninterrupted in time, sequence, substance, or extent. synonym: continual.
  • 11) (Railroad) a brake which is attached to each car a train, and can be caused to operate in all the cars simultaneously from a point on any car or on the engine.
  • 12) Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended.
  • 13) (Bot.) Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
  • 14) See Impost.
  • 15) of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
  • 16) Characterized by continuity; not affected by disconnection of parts or interruption of sequence; having uninterrupted extent, substance, or existence; unbroken.
  • 17) Unintermitted, or constantly renewed; continual.
  • 18) In botany, not deviating from uniformity: the reverse of interrupted. Thus, a stem which has no joints is said to be continuous.


  • 1) Frantic searches up and down the creek and into the contiguous Barra Grande Creek were hastily organised.
  • 2) For seven miles between Ki and the kel keep situated near Raaskel and Korukel, the Kel Road ran contiguous with the North Road.
  • 3) ‘Geographically my State is contiguous with both of them.’
  • 4) ‘No other farms are contiguous with High House Farm.’
  • 5) ‘In 1998, in an area contiguous with the reserve, the Development Reserve was created.’
  • 6) ‘Because all study sites were contiguous with larger expanses of tallgrass prairie, they were not prairie fragments.’
  • 7) ‘In contrast, Wyoming is contiguous with six states but has only two other state capitals within 500 miles.’
  • 8) ‘The study was conducted in El Paso, Texas, which is contiguous with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.’
  • 9) ‘Not really tied in all too closely with modesty because these statues are contiguous with nude statues exploring the beauty of the human form.’
  • 10) ‘The continental United States is contiguous with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.’
  • 11) ‘Thus, spatial heterogeneity in predation pressure is common in both fragmented and contiguous landscapes.’
  • 12) ‘In a second step, clusters merge into a contiguous zone at the cell border that spreads and gives rise to actin waves traveling on a planar membrane.’
  • 13) ‘It is contiguous to a scrub shrub/emergent wetland and bordered to the east by an evergreen forested wetland complex.’
  • 14) ‘They come from a nation contiguous to the U.S. with a long and porous border.’
  • 15) ‘This has been mooted taking into account that a few places in the nearby villages beyond marsh are contiguous to the marsh.’
  • 16) ‘The ideal is for married children to live near their parents, at least in the same city, if not in the same neighborhood or on a contiguous lot.’
  • 17) ‘From an ecological point of view, the park should have encompassed contiguous biodiversity-rich forest tracts that cut across even states.’
  • 18) ‘These valleys form part of a magnificent expanse of contiguous pristine valleys-a complex of giant trees unparalleled on Vancouver Island.’
  • 19) ‘It is a reasonable supposition on our part therefore to consider that, if escorted back to the edge of the contiguous zone, vessels would return to Indonesia.’
  • 20) ‘But to be defensible, land must be contiguous; it cannot be cut through by a grid controlled by an occupying power.’
  • 21) ‘Albanians live in a contiguous area in at least four states.’
  • 22) ‘Under this scheme, tribes and migrants were jointly allotted land for agricultural operations in contiguous areas.’
  • 23) ‘We sequenced two contiguous fragments for both clones 1 and 2 and proved that they were identical.’
  • 24) ‘After ordering the probes, the longest existing contiguous sequence of probes that hybridized with the given clone is found.’
  • 25) ‘The contiguous sequence of distribution helps minimize waste.’
  • 26) ‘The sequenced region corresponds to contiguous partial sequences of intron 4 and exon 5 of the bib gene.’
  • 27) ‘For analysis, we used the longest available contiguous sequence.’
  • 28) ‘The three fragments from each allele were then aligned against a reference sequence to create a single contiguous sequence.’
  • 29) ‘We did not obtain a contiguous sequence of the entire region.’
  • 30) ‘Therefore, the sequence at internal nodes will always consist of one contiguous fragment of sequence.’
  • 31) ‘The sequences were assembled into one contiguous sequence by methods described previously.’
  • 32) ‘Running a defragmenter gathers up the pieces and places them together in one contiguous location.’
  • 33) ‘Few detailed studies of large contiguous barley genomic sequences have been published.’
  • 34) ‘An extent is a sequence of contiguous aggregate blocks allocated to an object as a unit.’
  • 35) ‘In what follows a neutral network is a contiguous set of sequences possessing the same fitness.’
  • 36) ‘Phred and Phrap were used to call bases and assemble a contiguous sequence for each strain.’
  • 37) ‘Latin and Greek were long coupled together, because of the contiguous history, mythology and culture from which they descended.’
  • 38) ‘If possible, a computer will store files in contiguous clusters, so all the information is kept close together.’
  • 39) ‘This demonstrated that the component sequences amplified as partial gene segments were contiguous in the genome.’
  • 40) ‘In the case of strain 300, the mutation was a deletion of six contiguous base pairs of the nd1 sequence.’
  • 41) ‘We kept the numbering contiguous in spite of two gaps in the sequence.’
  • 42) ‘Because it is sending packets that are in one contiguous chunk, the gather list has only a single entry.’


  • 1) This time the continuous oily stream covers the body and is followed by a massage.
  • 2) Great sports teams are built upon a culture of continuous improvement.
  • 3) The survivor can hear continuous loud noises from the north.
  • 4) What part of the process requires continuous control?
  • 5) What is really needed are the operational management skills to implement effective continuous improvement programmes.
  • 6) The hero grows from childhood to old age in a continuous present.
  • 7) Exposure to continuous high volume noise can stop the hair cells working properly.
  • 8) It is thus necessary to train a continuous stream of new men.
  • 9) They saw the screenplay as a continuous process.
  • 10) People should look at it from season to season and we want to see continuous improvement.
  • 11) The dubious magic of the present continuous is no substitute for a close attention to the past.
  • 12) Are you exposed to very loud and continuous noise at your home or work?
  • 13) Follow his feed and you find a continuous stream of absurdities.
  • 14) But it is a continuous education process.
  • 15) Leaders in service excellence train their people to drive continuous improvement.
  • 16) There are parallels in local government where in the past half century there has been almost continuous revolution.
  • 17) The continuous improvement in productive efficiency which it promotes leads to growing technological unemployment as existing jobs become redundant.
  • 18) It shows part of the rescue against a backdrop of almost continuous gunfire and flames rising from parts of the prison.
  • 19) They exist in a continuous present.
  • 20) You will also be unable to claim if you were not in continuous employment for at least six months before being made redundant.
  • 21) They used a loudspeaker to play a continuous noise at a similar frequency to the clicks and found the plants grew towards it.
  • 22) If one stayed at home after dinner, there was a continuous stream of visitors.
  • 23) Line managers control their own information needs, so performance management is now a continuous process.
  • 24) For example, you gain the right not to be unfairly dismissed after being in continuous employment for two years.
  • 25) As it is we have jointly clocked up more than 100 years of continuous employment in a highly competitive industry.
  • 26) Ms. Stone uses the phrase "continuous partial attention" to describe complex multitasking.
  • 27) The term continuous tone used to describe the style of singing desired is meant literally.
  • 28) The social critic Linda Stone has coined the term continuous partial attention to describe the fractured way we now focus.
  • 29) In fact, radio and audio in general work really well with our increasingly multitasked lives…what someone termed continuous partial attention.
  • 30) A bump overnight, a seismic shift in the earth caused by the mountain kind of settling over the mine, shifted some earth, and it damaged what they call a continuous miner.
  • 31) Thursday what he described as the continuous harassment and intimidation of CUF supporters as they tried to register for the polls and then take their campaign into the countryside.
  • 32) ‘But the airport is no longer inactive during the afternoons, as there is continuous movement of flights.’
  • 33) ‘There will also be environmental monitoring around the works including additional continuous air monitoring.’
  • 34) ‘At the time of tooth bud formation, each tooth begins a continuous movement outward in relation to the bone.’
  • 35) ‘Several traffic signals have been removed and there is continuous, easy movement.’
  • 36) ‘This position goes against all appearances, which constrain our senses to believe that the sun is in continuous movement around the earth.’
  • 37) ‘People with Huntington's disease need to have a high calorie diet because they burn more calories with their continuous movement.’
  • 38) ‘He pulled his wand out of his robes and began to concentrate and wave it around with a continuous wrist movement.’
  • 39) ‘But perhaps it still admits of a solution which does not require us to deny the possibility of continuous movement.’
  • 40) ‘People often lose weight because they have difficulty eating and burn more calories due to the continuous movement.’
  • 41) ‘The department of local disaster relief blamed the damaging natural catastrophe on continuous rain in the area in recent days.’
  • 42) ‘The residents in the area were faced with continuous flooding on many occasions over a long number of years.’
  • 43) ‘This area had been in continuous occupation for over 1,000 years.’
  • 44) ‘For the purposes of this book, an urban area is defined as a single continuous and contiguous area of urban development.’
  • 45) ‘Neither should life be frittered away because of endless procrastination and continuous introspection.’
  • 46) ‘And there is no proper mechanism in place to monitor the fire safety measures in buildings on a continuous basis.’
  • 47) ‘During that offensive, there were nine days of continuous bombing over a 60 square mile area.’
  • 48) ‘The continuous monitoring of the lake ecology reveals far-reaching changes in its environment.’
  • 49) ‘A narrow band of waterside willows is continuous and is bordered on our side by a flat area 20 yards wide, then the floodbank.’
  • 50) ‘A comprehensive assessment and continuous monitoring of the effects should be undertaken.’
  • 51) ‘Cotton is a crop that requires continuous monitoring for its nutrient requirement.’
  • 52) ‘Accounts of technological development are retrospective stories about continuous advance.’
  • 53) ‘A point on the block serves as guide for the repeat impression, so that the design is continuous.’
  • 54) ‘The one area of reproduction which can create difficulties in accurate dating is the continuous production of a design over many years.’
  • 55) ‘Hang gliders have evolved by continuous improvements on previous designs.’
  • 56) ‘The slab is designed as a continuous plate supported by the floor beams and edge girders.’
  • 57) ‘Competition is not a good in itself: it is only a good if it achieves continuous improvement in areas that benefit society as a whole.’
  • 58) ‘Since then, the area has suffered continuous economic decline.’
  • 59) ‘The report and its findings will be used as an agenda for sustained and continuous improvement to enable all our students to develop and prosper.’
  • 60) ‘Without continuous and increasing demand, any pure fiat system is dead on arrival.’
  • 61) ‘It was called to protest continuous increases in oil and fuel prices.’
  • 62) ‘As a rule, in order to sustain a general up-trend in stock prices there must be a continuous increase in money supply.’
  • 63) ‘We have now entered an era of continuous rate increases that has no chance of turning back anytime soon.’
  • 64) ‘The quay was in many respects a local project, born out of local needs, given the continuous increase in trade and shipping in the port of Izmir.’
  • 65) ‘A continuous increase in import prices would mean a fall in real income and a slowdown in personal consumption.’
  • 66) ‘The consequences would be a rapid, continuous, and sizable escalation of oil prices in the short and long term.’
  • 67) ‘With the continuous increase in the number of graduates, the job situation is getting tougher and tougher.’
  • 68) ‘With the continuous increase in the size of herds and flocks pastoralists moved away from the settled areas around Adelaide.’
  • 69) ‘The decision to relocate and upgrade the branch was necessitated by the continuous growth of the branch.’
  • 70) ‘The company, says Jeter, believes that continuous improvement is vital to its business.’
  • 71) ‘In 1873 he gave a continuous function with divergent Fourier series at any point solving a major problem.’
  • 72) ‘This means that we can ignore a lot of jumps in functions and integrate them as if they were nice, smooth, continuous functions.’
  • 73) ‘He proved strong results on continuous functions containing Sierpinski's curve and wrote several papers on functional spaces.’
  • 74) ‘A similar algorithm was later developed which allowed rational approximation of continuous functions defined on an interval.’
  • 75) ‘He also studied projective geometry, algebraic curves and continuous groups in lectures given by Gustav Kohn.’

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