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/.
- co·ter·mi·nous·ly, adverb
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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.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa | Nelson Annandale
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 | Henry Bashford
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
having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous
coextensive or coincident in range, time, scope, etc
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