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con·ti·gu·i·ty

, spatial contiguity (kon'ti-gyū'i-tē),
1. Contact without actual continuity, for example, the contact of the bones entering into the formation of a cranial suture. Compare: continuity.
2. Occurrence of two or more objects, events, or mental impressions together in space (spatial contiguity) or time (temporal contiguity).
[L. contiguus, touching, fr. contingo, to touch]

con·ti·gu·i·ty

(kon'ti-gyū'i-tē)
1. Contact without structural continuity, e.g., the contact of the bones entering into the formation of a cranial suture.
Compare: continuity
2. Occurrence of two or more objects, events, or mental impressions together in space or time.
[L. contiguus, touching, fr. contingo, to touch]

con·ti·gu·i·ty

(kon'ti-gyū'i-tē)
Contact without actual continuity.
[L. contiguus, touching, fr. contingo, to touch]
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At the community level, the three "competition parameters" exhibit no significant deviations in support of Whittaker's model 2: the numbers of contiguities never significantly exceed random expectation, and proportions of significantly small partial overlaps are low in all groups except the stream-independent amphibians.
Congeners of the stream-dependent amphibians exhibit no contiguities or significantly small partial overlaps, and most of the significantly large partial overlaps among congeners were found within this group (genera Petropedetes, Leptopelis, and Astylosternus).
The number of 1-s delays ranged between 0 and 41, the number of programmed contiguities ranged between 0 and 25, and the number of accidental contiguities ranged between 0 and 11.
The number of 1-s delays ranged between 9 and 22, the number of programmed contiguities ranged between 0 and 6, and the number of accidental contiguities ranged between 0 and 5.
Although tentative, this finding suggests that the high- rate performance observed for some subjects, when exposed to the FI schedule first, may be partly generated by the consistent response- reinforcer contiguities that occur on this schedule.
The right-hand figure refers to the total number of trials in which a response occurred within the 2-s zero-delay window (i.e., programmed response-reinforcer contiguities).