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coterminous adj : of equal extent or scope or duration [syn: coextensive, conterminous]

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  1. (of property leases) linked or related and expiring together
  2. (of geographical 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.
  3. having the same scope, range of meaning, or extent in time
  4. meeting end to end or at the ends

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