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conterminous

[kuh n-tur-muh-nuh s] /kənˈtɜr mə nəs/
adjective
1.
having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous.
2.
meeting at the ends; without an intervening gap:
In our calendar system, the close of one year is conterminous with the beginning of the next.
Also, conterminal, coterminal.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin conterminus having a common border with, equivalent to con- con- + terminus terminus; see -ous
Related forms
conterminally, conterminously, adverb
conterminality, conterminousness, noun
nonconterminal, adjective
nonconterminous, adjective
nonconterminously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for conterminous

conterminous

/kənˈtɜːmɪnəs/
adjective
1.
enclosed within a common boundary
2.
meeting at the ends; without a break or interruption
Derived Forms
conterminously, conterminally, coterminously, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin conterminus, from con- + terminus end, boundary

coterminous

/kəʊˈtɜːmɪnəs/
adjective
1.
having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous
2.
coextensive or coincident in range, time, scope, etc
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Word Origin and History for conterminous
adj.

1670s, from Latin conterminus "bordering upon, having a common boundary," from com- "together, with" (see com-) + terminus (see terminus).

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