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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Definitions for coterminous

  1. having the same border or covering the same area.
  2. being the same in extent; coextensive in range or scope.

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Citations for coterminous
They would reach the city of Gugs--which is coterminous with the whole kingdom--through the proper burrows, emerging in a cemetery not far from the stair-containing Tower of Koth. H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937), The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath, 1943
The estate of Dale of Allington had been coterminous, with the parish of Allington for some hundreds of years ... Anthony Trollope, The Small House at Allington, 1864
Origin of coterminous
1790-1800
Coterminous came to English in the late 1700s. It is a reformation of the earlier adjective conterminous.