Etymology
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conterminous (adj.)

"having the same limit, touching at the boundary," 1670s, from Latin conterminus "bordering upon, having a common boundary," from assimilated form of com "together, with" (see con-) + terminus "end, boundary line" (see terminus). Related: Conterminously; conterminousness.

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Definitions of conterminous

conterminous (adj.)
having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Connecticut";
the side of Germany conterminous with France
Synonyms: adjacent / contiguous / neighboring
conterminous (adj.)
connecting without a break; within a common boundary;
the 48 conterminous states
Synonyms: contiguous
conterminous (adj.)
being of equal extent or scope or duration;
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