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Adjective: contiguous  kun'tig-yoo-us
  1. Very close or connected in space or time
    "contiguous events";
    - immediate
  2. Connecting without a break; within a common boundary
    "the contiguous 48 states";
    - conterminous
  3. Having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
    "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho";
    - adjacent, conterminous, neighboring [US], neighbouring [Brit, Cdn]

See also: close, connected

Encyclopedia: Contiguous