[ koh-tur-muh-nuhs ]
See synonyms for coterminous on
  1. having the same border or covering the same area.

  2. being the same in extent; coextensive in range or scope.

Origin of coterminous

First recorded in 1790–1800; re-formation of conterminous; see co-
  • Also co·ter·mi·nal [koh-tur-muh-nl]. /koʊˈtɜr mə nl/.

Other words from coterminous

  • co·ter·mi·nous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby coterminous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use coterminous in a sentence

  • The belief in immortality is coterminous with belief in the Deity; the two forms of faith are always found together.

    The Ascent of the Soul | Amory H. Bradford
  • The walls of this cage, when they are in contact with those of the cages of other gemmules, are coterminous with them.

  • 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.

  • It is not sufficient to attempt a rapid solution of this problem by assuming that artistic and ethnic boundaries are coterminous.

    Evolution in Art | Alfred C. Haddon

British Dictionary definitions for coterminous



/ (kəʊˈtɜːmɪnəs) /

  1. having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous

  2. coextensive or coincident in range, time, scope, etc

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