Definition of coterminous in English:


Line breaks: co|ter¦min|ous
Pronunciation: /kəʊˈtəːmɪnəs


  • Having the same boundaries or extent in space, time, or meaning: the coterminous Borough and Parliamentary Constituency of Blyth Valley
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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.


late 18th century: alteration of conterminous.

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