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coterminous

adjective co·ter·mi·nous \(ˌ)kō-ˈtər-mə-nəs\

Definition of COTERMINOUS

1
:  having the same or coincident boundaries <a voting district coterminous with the city>
2
:  coextensive in scope or duration <an experience of life coterminous with the years of his father — Elizabeth Hardwick>
co·ter·mi·nous·ly adverb

Examples of COTERMINOUS

  1. <the Alfred Lunt–Lynn Fontanne partnership was more or less coterminous with Broadway's golden age>
  2. <Massachusetts' Nantucket County isn't quite coterminous with the island of the same name, as the county includes two small nearby islets.>

Origin of COTERMINOUS

alteration of conterminous
First Known Use: 1799

Rhymes with COTERMINOUS

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