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From Latin conterminus, from con- (with) + terminus (border, end). The spelling with co- instead of con- is probably influenced by the related prefix co-.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəˈtəː.mɪ.nəs/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈtɝ.mɪ.nəs/


coterminous (not comparable)

  1. Meeting end to end or at the ends.
  2. (geography) Having matching boundaries; or, adjoining and sharing a boundary.
    New York's borough of Brooklyn and Kings County are conterminous.
    To get a building warrant he had to show the plans to "conterminous proprietors", neighbours with whom his property shared a boundary.
  3. Having the same scope, range of meaning, or extent in time.
  4. (law) Said of linked or related property leases that expire together.


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