- having the same border or covering the same area.
- being the same in extent; coextensive in range or scope.
Also co·ter·mi·nal [koh-tur-muh-nl] /koʊˈtɜr mə nl/.
Origin of coterminous
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Examples from the Web for coterminous
But this time Ive fixed it up for him and his leave is coterminous with mine.The Rough Road
William John Locke
The parishes in these counties were ordered to be coterminous with the bounds of the counties.How Justice Grew
Martha W. (Martha Woodroof) Hiden
That is the third stage, and it is coterminous with life, Tom.The Corner of Harley Street
This was subdivided into "realms" coterminous with the boundaries of States.Ku Klux Klan
J. C. Lester
But Huckley's sheet was only coterminous with the use of type among mankind.A Diversity of Creatures
- having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous
- coextensive or coincident in range, time, scope, etc
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Word Origin and History for coterminous
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