coterminous

[koh-tur-muh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
having the same border or covering the same area.
2.
being the same in extent; coextensive in range or scope.
Also, coterminal [koh-tur-muh-nl] .


Origin:
1790–1800; re-formation of conterminus; see co-

coterminously, adverb
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conterminous, conterminal or coterminous (kənˈtɜːmɪnəs, kənˈtɜːmɪnəl, kəʊˈtɜːmɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  enclosed within a common boundary
2.  meeting at the ends; without a break or interruption
 
[C17: from Latin conterminus, from con- + terminus end, boundary]
 
conterminal, conterminal or coterminous
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin conterminus, from con- + terminus end, boundary]
 
coterminous, conterminal or coterminous
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin conterminus, from con- + terminus end, boundary]
 
con'terminously, conterminal or coterminous
 
adv
 
con'terminally, conterminal or coterminous
 
adv
 
co'terminously, conterminal or coterminous
 
adv

coterminous or conterminous (kəʊˈtɜːmɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous
2.  coextensive or coincident in range, time, scope, etc
 
conterminous or conterminous
 
adj

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coterminous
1630s, malformed in English from co- + terminous. Latin purists prefer conterminous.
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Example sentences
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