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conterminous

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adjective con·ter·mi·nous \kən-ˈtər-mə-nəs, kän-\

Definition of conterminous

  1. 1 :  having a common boundary <conterminous countries>

  2. 2 :  coterminous

  3. 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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