The definition of coterminous is things or areas that share boundaries.
An example of coterminous is the forty eight states within mainland United States.
Variant of conterminous
(comparative more coterminous, superlative most coterminous)
- (of property leases) Linked or related and expiring together.
- (of regions or properties) Having matching boundaries; or, adjoining and sharing a boundary.
- New York City's borough of Brooklyn and New York State's Kings County are coterminous.
- To get a building warrant he had to show the plans to "coterminous proprietors", neighbours with whom his property shared a boundary.
- Having the same scope, range of meaning, or extent in time.
- Meeting end to end or at the ends.
- WASHINGTON, a city and the capital of the United States of America, coterminous with the District of Columbia, on the north-east bank of the Potomac river at the head of tide and navigation, 40 m.
- The entire eastern quarter of the state, coterminous with the Eastern Kentucky coalfield, is commonly known as the region of the " mountains," but with the exception of the narrow area just described it properly belongs to the Alleghany Plateau Province.
- The creation, in 1834, of poor law unions, and the establishment, in 1836, of civil registration districts, as a rule coterminous with them, provided a new basis for the taking of a census, and the operations in 1841 were made over accordingly to the supervision of the registrar-general and his staff.
- Its territory was coterminous with that of Bononia and Regium, as its diocese is now, and to the south it seems to have extended to the summit of the Apennines.
- The subject matter, however, falls naturally into two divisions which are not coterminous with the linguistic sections; viz.