conterminous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj conterminous being of equal extent or scope or duration
    • adj conterminous having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; Massachusetts and Conncecticut" "Rhode Island has two bordering states","the side of Germany conterminous with France","Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho","neighboring cities"
    • adj conterminous connecting without a break; within a common boundary "the 48 conterminous states","the contiguous 48 states"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Conterminous Having the same bounds, or limits; bordering upon; contiguous. "This conformed so many of them as were conterminous to the colonies and garrisons, to the Roman laws."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conterminous Having the same limit; bordering; touching at the boundary; contiguous.
    • conterminous Having the same borders or limits, and hence of the same extent or size; of equal extension.
    • conterminous In zoöl., having the same limitation or definition: said of classificatory groups. Thus, a genus which is the only one of a family is conterminous with it; the modern group Ichthyopsida is conterminous with the two classes Pisces and Amphibia. Also conterminate.
    • conterminous Also coterminous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Conterminous kon-tėr′min-us having a common boundary: coincident with: co-extensive with in time, substance, &c
    • Conterminous Also Conter′minable, Conter′minal, Conter′minant, Conter′minate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conterminus,. Cf. Conterminous

Usage

In literature:

And what will be the effect on the neighbour states conterminous with yours?
"Hiero" by Xenophon
Oh for a literature set free, conterminous with the interests of life itself.
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Pater
I wouldn't conterminate myself by so much as 'avin' a word with 'im.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 101, September 26, 1891" by Various
We must aspire then, but at the same time all aspiring is to be conterminous with steady work within our limits.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
In certain commodities the market is conterminous with the trade, that is, we have a world-market.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
Their morality, however, was conterminous with the limits of the clan.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
They occupy north-eastern Assam, and are conterminous with the Singpho.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Hitherto the term Church had been "ideally conterminous" with the Jewish Church.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Its eastern part is nearly conterminous with south Mongolia, its western forms Chinese or eastern Turkestan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Conterminous with the Menapians on the south, and with the Frisians on the north.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
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In science:

To identify the selected control channel used tertiary data input signals and the secondary data of output signals. The quaternary initial data there is a subset of conterminous frequencies between secondary and tertiary initial source data.
Suppression of random noise by the separation of frequencies
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