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Conterminous meaning

conterminous - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. having a common boundary or edge; touching; " abutting lots"; " adjoining rooms"; " Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; " the side of Germany conterminous with France"; " Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; " neighboring cities"
  2. 2. Having the same bounds, or limits; bordering upon; contiguous.

conterminous - examples of usage

  1. Is there not hope for democracy if in the places of its greatest strain and stress, in the midst of its fiercest passions, there is a deliberate, affectionate, intelligent striving toward cities that have been revealed not in apocalyptic vision but in the long- studied plans of terrestrial architects and engineers and altruistic souls, such as that of Jane Addams, cities that to such amphionic music shall out of the shards of the past build themselves silently, impregnably- if not in a diviner clime, at any rate in a diviner spirit- on shores and slopes and plains of that broad valley of the new democracy, conterminous in its mountain boundaries with New France in America? - "The French in the Heart of America", John Finley.
  2. And in Asia, what have the conterminous Chinese and Hindoos in common beyond the general characteristics of the human species which belong to all the children of Adam? - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
  3. Conterminous with the Menapians on the south, and with the Frisians on the north. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
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