[kuh n-tur-muh-nuh s]
- having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous.
- 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 con·ter·mi·nal [kuh n-tur-muh-nl] /kənˈtɜr mə nl/, co·ter·mi·nal [koh-tur-muh-nl] /koʊˈtɜr mə nl/.
Origin of conterminous
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Examples from the Web for conterminous
Its length is conterminous with the duration of humanity here or yonder.Expositions of Holy Scripture
Their morality, however, was conterminous with the limits of the clan.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I.
Sir Leslie Stephen
That is to say, the reduction is conterminous with the Hundred.
Conterminous with the Russians, and the Courland Lithuanians.
Conterminous with the Khamti on the south, and the Abors on the west.
conterminal (kənˈtɜːmɪnəl) or coterminous (kəʊˈtɜːmɪnəs)
- enclosed within a common boundary
- meeting at the ends; without a break or interruption
C17: from Latin conterminus, from con- + terminus end, boundary
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Word Origin and History for conterminous
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