Definition of Conterminous

1. Adjective. Connecting without a break; within a common boundary. "The contiguous 48 states"

Exact synonyms: Contiguous
Similar to: Connected
Derivative terms: Contiguity



2. Adjective. Having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching. "Neighboring cities"
Exact synonyms: Adjacent, Contiguous, Neighboring
Similar to: Connected
Derivative terms: Adjacency, Contiguity, Contiguousness

3. Adjective. Being of equal extent or scope or duration.
Exact synonyms: Coextensive, Coterminous
Similar to: Commensurate

Definition of Conterminous

1. a. Having the same bounds, or limits; bordering upon; contiguous.

Definition of Conterminous

1. Adjective. Meeting end-to-end or at the ends. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: geography) Adjoining; sharing a boundary. ¹

3. Adjective. Having the same scope, range of meaning, or extent in time. ¹

4. Adjective. (legal) Said of linked or related property leases that expire together. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conterminous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conterminous

contention system
contention systems
contentions
contentious
contentiously
contentiousness
contentless
contently
contentment
contentments
contents
conterminable
conterminal
conterminant
conterminate
conterminous (current term)
conterminously
conterminousness
contes
contessa
contessas
contesseration
contest
contest competition
contest shape
contestability
contestable
contestant
contestants
contestation

Literary usage of Conterminous

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1. A Treatise on Isometrical Drawing as Applicable to Geological and Mining by Thomas Sopwith (1834)
"Hence the angles made by the diagonal of the cube, and each of the three conterminous edges, are equal to one another. PROP. III. ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco are conterminous with counties of the same name ; New Orleans is conterminous with Orleans Parish ; and Boston ..."

3. The Erection of Parishes Quoad Sacra, and the Feuing of Glebes, Under by Nenion Elliot (1879)
"Appearance of conterminous Proprietors. This is authorised (under the llth section), and the Court, on considering the objections, may give effect thereto, ..."

4. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson (1908)
"Price to be paid by a conterminous heritor for lands taken under sec. ... The lodging of a minute by a conterminous proprietor, under the 17th section of ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"Its vast geographical extent, augmented by magnificent accessions of conterminous territory peacefully made ; its population far more rapidly increasing ..."

6. American Marten, Fisher, Lynx, and Wolverine: Survey Methods for Their Detection by William J. Zielinski, Thomas E. Kucera (1998)
"conterminous United States The wolverine is designated as threatened in California, endangered in Colorado, and protected in four states (Appendix C, ..."

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