coterminous

[ koh-tur-muh-nuh s ]
/ koʊˈtɜr mə nəs /

adjective

having the same border or covering the same area.
being the same in extent; coextensive in range or scope.

Nearby words

  1. cotemporary,
  2. cotenant,
  3. cotentin,
  4. cotenure,
  5. coterie,
  6. coth,
  7. cothamore,
  8. cothromboplastin,
  9. cothurnus,
  10. cotidal

Also co·ter·mi·nal [koh-tur-muh-nl] /koʊˈtɜr mə nl/.

Origin of coterminous

1790–1800; re-formation of conterminous; see co-

Related formsco·ter·mi·nous·ly, adverb

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coterminous


British Dictionary definitions for coterminous

coterminous

conterminous

/ (kəʊˈtɜːmɪnəs) /

adjective

having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous
coextensive or coincident in range, time, scope, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for coterminous

coterminous

adj.

1630s, malformed in English from co- + terminous (see terminal). Latin purists prefer conterminous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper