Conterminous meaning

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Conterminous is defined as having the same boundary.

An example of conterminous states are New York and Pennsylvania.

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Having a boundary in common; contiguous.

The northern border of the United States is conterminous with the southern border of Canada.

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Contained in the same boundaries; coextensive.

The conterminous 48 states.

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Having the same scope, range of meaning, or extent in time.
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Having a common boundary; contiguous.
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Contained within the same boundaries or limits.

The conterminous U.S. includes all the states but Alaska and Hawaii.

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Meeting end-to-end or at the ends.
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(geography) Having matching boundaries; or, adjoining and sharing a boundary.

New York's borough of Brooklyn and Kings County are conterminous.

To get a building warrant he had to show the plans to "conterminous proprietors", neighbours with whom his property shared a boundary.

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Having the same scope, range of meaning, or extent in time.
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(law) Said of linked or related property leases that expire together.
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Origin of conterminous

  • From Latin conterminus com- com- terminus boundary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin conterminus, from con- (“with”) + terminus (“border, end”)

    From Wiktionary