Definition of coterminous in English:


Syllabification: co·ter·mi·nous
Pronunciation: /kōˈtərmənəs


  • Having the same boundaries or extent in space, time, or meaning: the southern frontier was coterminous with the French Congo colony
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    • This influence is not coterminous with national territorial boundaries, however.
    • This process is to a large extent coterminous with bodily decomposition, which is the obverse of gestation.
    • It only emerges when sovereignty is not coterminous with the boundaries of the major political units which constitute the system.



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  • Now that consumer demand is tailing off, as people find they are obliged finally to repay their bills and cover their costs, there has coterminously been a surge in home repossessions.
  • In Britain, for example, the number of policemen sharply rose during the Eighties, and crime rose coterminously.
  • Unless something extraordinary was to be done, he will be asking for a stay that will go almost coterminously with the trial protocol.


late 18th century: alteration of conterminous.

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