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conterminous

[ kuhn-tur-muh-nuhs ]
/ kənˈtɜr mə nəs /
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adjective
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.
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Also con·ter·mi·nal [kuhn-tur-muh-nl], /kənˈtɜr mə nl/, co·ter·mi·nal [koh-tur-muh-nl] /koʊˈtɜr mə nl/ .

Origin of conterminous

1625–35; <Latin conterminus having a common border with, equivalent to con-con- + terminusterminus; see -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for conterminous

conterminous

conterminal (kənˈtɜːmɪnəl) or coterminous (kəʊˈtɜːmɪnəs)

/ (kənˈtɜːmɪnəs) /

adjective
enclosed within a common boundary
meeting at the ends; without a break or interruption

Derived forms of conterminous

conterminously, conterminally or coterminously, adverb

Word Origin for conterminous

C17: from Latin conterminus, from con- + terminus end, boundary
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