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conterminous

[ kuhn-tur-muh-nuhs ]

adjective

  1. having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous.
  2. 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.



conterminous

/ kənˈtɜːmɪnəs; kənˈtɜːmɪnəl; kəʊˈtɜːmɪnəs /

adjective

  1. enclosed within a common boundary
  2. meeting at the ends; without a break or interruption


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Derived Forms

  • conˈterminously, adverb

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Other Words From

  • con·termi·nal·ly con·termi·nous·ly adverb
  • con·termi·nali·ty con·termi·nous·ness noun
  • noncon·termi·nal adjective
  • noncon·termi·nous adjective
  • noncon·termi·nous·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conterminous1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conterminous1

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

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Example Sentences

When we remember that the dialects with which it was conterminous are lost, this is not remarkable.

In certain commodities the market is conterminous with the trade, that is, we have a world-market.

Hitherto the term Church had been “ideally conterminous” with the Jewish Church.

By this act the boundaries of the city were made conterminous for parliamentary, municipal and school board purposes.

Tribes with conterminous territories usually know what phratries and classes are equivalent in their systems.

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