What is contiguous storage allocation?

Contiguous means to share an edge or boundary, touching, adjacent, neighbouring and so on. Thus contiguous storage allocation is any allocation that consumes two or more contiguous storage elements. In the case of contiguous memory allocation, this means two or more contiguous memory addresses are allocated. A one-dimensional array is an example of a contiguous memory allocation, where one array element (a data type) is immediately followed by the next.