# coterminal

adjective

The definition of coterminal is two or more things that share borders or common sides.

An example of coterminal is two triangles that connect at their base.

## coterminal

Noun

(*plural* coterminals)

Adjective

(*not comparable*)

- (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.*

- (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.
- (university education, of a student) Simultaneously studying towards two or more separate degrees.
*coterminal student*

Origin

*co-* + *terminal*