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Jan 9, 2013
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Miscellaneous words

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cogent
praxis
conterminous
aurorean
cenobite

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conterminous

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuhn-TUHR-muh-nuhs)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Having a common boundary.
2. Confined within one common boundary.
3. Having the same scope, in time, meaning, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin con- (with) + terminus (boundary, limit). Earliest documented use: 1631.

USAGE:
"Bob Greene estimates he has performed in all 48 states in the conterminous United States."
Steve Stout; Illinois Musician's Father Drove Him to Circus Career; The Carmi Times (Illinois); Jun 5, 2011.

See more usage examples of conterminous in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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