coterminal

conterminous

[kuhn-tur-muh-nuhs]
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:
1625–35; < Latin conterminus having a common border with, equivalent to con- con- + terminus terminus; see -ous

conterminally, conterminously, adverb
conterminality, conterminousness, noun
nonconterminal, adjective
nonconterminous, adjective
nonconterminously, adverb
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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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conterminous
1670s, from L. conterminus "having a common boundary," from con- "together, with" + terminus (see terminus).

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