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coterminous

[koh-tur-muh-nuh s]
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adjective
  1. having the same border or covering the same area.
  2. being the same in extent; coextensive in range or scope.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for coterminously

coterminous

conterminous

adjective
  1. having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous
  2. coextensive or coincident in range, time, scope, etc
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Word Origin and History for coterminously

coterminous

adj.

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

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