conterminous

[ kuh n-tur-muh-nuh s ]
/ kənˈtɜr mə nəs /

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 [kuh n-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- + terminus terminus; 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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