American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state of being contiguous.
- n. A continuous mass or series.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Actual contact; a touching; the state of being in contact, or within touching distance; hence, proximity of situation or place; contiguousness; adjacency.
- n. Hence A series of things in continuous connection; a continuity.
- n. In psychology, the coexistence or immediate sequence of two or more impressions or experiences. The law of contiguity is that law of mental association according to which an idea which has been accompanied or followed by another is more likely to be accompanied or followed by that other on any occasion of reproduction, and that this tendency is stronger the oftener and the closer the contiguity of the ideas has been. The law also includes the tendency of ideas to recall ideas that have immediately preceded them — if there is such an elementary tendency, which is disputed. Contiguity is the most characteristic of the principles of association. It was stated by Aristotle, and was revived by David Hume, who used the word contiguity to translate Aristotle's term
- n. A state in which two or more physical objects are physically touching one another or in which sections of a plane border on one another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of being contiguous; intimate association; nearness; proximity.
- n. the attribute of being so near as to be touching
“Proximity or contiguity is a rhetorical device among others; any writer of modest ability, let alone Proust, attends to various sorts of associations and crosspollinations (I have just attended to double-s sounds).”
“There is an advantage in contiguity-chronological and geographical.”
“This differs from association by contiguity, which is a repetition of experience, and from association by resemblance in the intellectual sense.”
“The numerous trains of associated ideas are divided by Mr. Hume into three classes, which he has termed contiguity, causation, and resemblance.”
“The numerous trains of these associated ideas are divided by Mr. Hume into three classes, which he has termed contiguity, causation, and resemblance.”
“Unfortunately, the above properties-based account of a field is incompatible with the alternative approach to space-time, which takes it to be merely a system of relations (such as contiguity) between physical bodies: if the field quantities are properties of space-time regions and the latter are understood, ultimately, to be reducible to relations between physical objects, where the latter are conceived of in field-theoretic terms, then a circularity appears to arise.”
“Secondly it was held that the ideas arising from these two environmental sources become linked to - gether by principles of association such as contiguity and resemblance.”
“After demonstrating clearly that on the negative side the derivation of "contiguity" was not "con" and”
“One definite kind of contiguity, consisting of mutual approximation of the mucous membranes of the lips in the form of a kiss, has received among the most civilized nations a sexual value, though the parts of the body concerned do not belong to the sexual apparatus but form the entrance to the digestive tract.”
“Now, motion in a body is known to be capable of being imparted to another body contiguous to it; and the intervention of a hypothetical elastic fluid occupying the space between the sun and the earth, supplies the contiguity which is the only condition wanting, and which can be supplied by no supposition but that of an intervening medium.”
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These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
we are all just passing through.
(boundaries, portals and liminal spaces/times)
every major discipline has uniquely developed esoteric nomenclature to facilitate interdisciplinary dissemination
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
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