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Friday, August 31, 2001

Definitions for coterminous

  1. Having the same or coincident boundaries.
  2. Having the same scope, range of meaning, duration.

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Citations for coterminous
In a democracy the interests of the people are, or at least should be, coterminous with those of the state. Ronald Steel, The Atlantic
That kind of sociological prejudice rests on a false supposition, . . . that "social" and "governmental" are coterminous, and that anyone who is against governmental action is therefore essentially "atomistic." Brian Doherty, Reason
Origin of coterminous
Coterminous is from Latin conterminus, from com-, "together; with" + terminus, "boundary."