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Friday, April 02, 2004

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
1790-1800
Coterminous is from Latin conterminus, from com-, "together; with" + terminus, "boundary."