Conterminous

  • 1 Conterminous — Con*ter mi*nous, a. [L. conterminus. Cf. {Conterminous}.] Having the same bounds, or limits; bordering upon; contiguous. [1913 Webster] This conformed so many of them as were conterminous to the colonies and garrisons, to the Roman laws. Sir M.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 conterminous — [kən tʉrm′ə nəs, käntʉrm′ə nəs] adj. [L conterminus, bordering upon < com , together + terminus, an end: see TERM2] 1. having a common boundary; contiguous 2. contained within the same boundaries or limits [the conterminous U.S. includes all… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 conterminous — index adjacent, contiguous, immediate (not distant), proximate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 conterminous — 1670s, from L. conterminus bordering upon, having a common boundary, from com together, with (see COM (Cf. com )) + terminus (see TERMINUS (Cf. terminus)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 conterminous — contiguous, abutting, adjoining, *adjacent, tangent, juxtaposed …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 conterminous — adjective Etymology: Latin conterminus, from com + terminus boundary more at term Date: 1631 1. having a common boundary < conterminous countries > 2. coterminous 3. enclosed within one common boundary < the 48 conterminous states > • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 conterminous — adjective /kɒnˈtəː.mɪ.nəs,kənˈtəː.mɪ.nəs,kənˈtɝ.mɪ.nəs/ a) Meeting end to end or at the ends. New Yorks borough of Brooklyn and Kings County are conterminous. b) Adjoining; sharing a boundary. To get a building warrant he had to show the plans to …

    Wiktionary

  • 8 conterminous — conterminally, conterminously, adv. conterminality, conterminousness, n. /keuhn terr meuh neuhs/, adj. 1. having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous. 2. meeting at the ends; without an intervening gap: In our calendar system, the close of… …

    Universalium

  • 9 conterminous — con•ter•mi•nous [[t]kənˈtɜr mə nəs[/t]] also con•ter′mi•nal adj. 1) having a common boundary; contiguous 2) meeting without an intervening gap: The close of one year is conterminous with the beginning of the next[/ex] 3) coterminous • Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 conterminous — adj. [L. cum, together; terminus, boundry] 1. Touching at the boundry, contiguous. 2. Having like bounds or limits …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 11 conterminous — Synonyms and related words: accompanying, adjacent, adjoining, agreeing, bordering, buck, coetaneous, coeternal, coeval, coexistent, coexisting, coinstantaneous, collateral, combat, concomitant, concurrent, connecting, contemporaneous,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 conterminous — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Contained within the same limits] Syn. commensurate, coterminous, coincident, coextensive; see equal , like . 2. [Having a common boundary] Syn. proximal, adjacent, bordering; see adjacent , contiguous . II (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 conterminous —  , coterminous  Sharing a common boundary …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 14 conterminous — adj. bordering on, having a common border; having the same area, having the same boundaries adj. bordering on, having a common border; having the same area, having the same boundaries …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 conterminous — [kɒn tə:mɪnəs] adjective 1》 sharing a common boundary. 2》 having the same area, context, or meaning. Derivatives conterminously adverb Origin C17: from L. conterminus (from con with + terminus boundary ) + ous …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 conterminous — a. 1. Adjoining, adjacent, contiguous, bordering upon. 2. Identical in limits, of identical boundaries, co extensive, coincident, commensurate …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 conterminous — con·ter·mi·nous …

    English syllables

  • 18 conterminous — /kɒnˈtɜmənəs / (say kon termuhnuhs) adjective 1. having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous. 2. meeting at their ends. 3. having the same boundaries or limits; coextensive. Also, conterminal. {Latin conterminus} –conterminously, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 conterminous —   a. having common boundary, extent or termination.    ♦ conterminant, a. ending together.    ♦ conterminate, a …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 20 conterminous — /kontarmanas/ Adjacent; adjoining; having a common boundary; coterminous …

    Black's law dictionary