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

conterminously

adverb

Examples of conterminous in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of conterminous

Latin conterminus, from com- + terminus boundary — more at 1term


First Known Use: 1631



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