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coterminous

[koh-tur-muh-nuh s] /koʊˈtɜr mə nəs/
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] /koʊˈtɜr mə nl/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; re-formation of conterminus; see co-
Related forms
coterminously, adverb
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Examples for coterminous
  • It is also virtually coterminous with annulments granted by trial by tribunal.
  • Alas, greatness and meaning are rarely coterminous with popular familiarity.
  • Alas, greatness and meaning are rarely coterminous with popular familiarity helpful.
  • Alas, greatness and meaning are rarely coterminous with popular familiarity lizzy.
  • From this it follows at once that language and thought are not strictly coterminous.
  • As happens so often, fortune is coterminous with a lady.
  • The recommendation of the study is for the coterminous operation alternative.
  • The other members of the committee shall serve terms coterminous with their terms in office.
  • Term: coterminous with governor or until a successor is chosen, whichever is later.
  • The certification period must be coterminous with a calendar year.
British Dictionary definitions for coterminous

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 coterminous
adj.

1630s, malformed in English from co- + terminous (see terminal). Latin purists prefer conterminous.

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