contiguity

Contiguity (from Latin contiguus and contingere, to have contact with) is the state of being in close proximity with or even touching another object.

Contiguity (from Latin contiguus and contingere, to have contact with) is the state of being in close proximity with or even touching another object. In data processing, a group of data fields that are contiguous (rather than dispersed among other groups or locations) consists of fields that can be processed one after the other in sequence.

This was first published in April 2005

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