coterminal

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co- +‎ terminal

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coterminal (plural coterminals)

  1. (aviation) One of a number of terminals or airports which are interchangeable for the purposes of ticketing.

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coterminal (not comparable)

  1. (geometry, of two angles) Differing only by a whole number of complete circles.
    When you try to draw two coterminal angles on a circle, you will find that you only get one line.
  2. (category theory) Describing an object in a category, such that there is precisely one morphism that maps that object to every object in the category.
  3. (university education, of a student) Simultaneously studying towards two or more separate degrees.
    coterminal student

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