[ adjective ] having a common boundary or edge; touching
"abutting lots" "adjoining rooms" "Rhode Island has two bordering states Massachusetts and Connecticut" "the side of Germany conterminous with France" "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"
Used in print(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
The values of the site may be affected by the appearance of the adjoining lands , ownership and use of the land , and the utilities available there .
For_instance , a site adjoining other publicly owned lands , such as a national forest or a public road , may be desirable , whereas a site next to an industrial plant might_not .