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coterminous

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

Definition of coterminous

  1. 1 :  having the same or coincident boundaries <a voting district coterminous with the city>

  2. 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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