conterminous


con·ter·mi·nous

adjective \kən-ˈtər-mə-nəs, kän-\

Definition of CONTERMINOUS

1
:  having a common boundary <conterminous countries>
3
:  enclosed within one common boundary <the 48 conterminous states>
con·ter·mi·nous·ly adverb

Examples of CONTERMINOUS

  1. <for two nations that are conterminous from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the U.S. and Canada have had remarkably little strife>
  2. <the county and the school district are conterminous>

Origin of CONTERMINOUS

Latin conterminus, from com- + terminus boundary — more at term
First Known Use: 1631

Rhymes with CONTERMINOUS

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