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Definition of "conterminous" [con•ter•mi•nous]

  • Having a boundary in common; contiguous: The northern border of the United States is conterminous with the southern border of Canada. (adjective)
  • Contained in the same boundaries; coextensive: the conterminous 48 states. (adjective)
  • Having the same scope, range of meaning, or extent in time. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conterminous" in a sentence
  • "Paper Title: Implications of recent sea level rise science for low-elevation areas in coastal cities of the conterminous U.S.."
  • "Recent photographic documentation of poor siting conditions at stations in the U.S. Historical Climatology Network USHCN has led to questions regarding the reliability of surface temperature trends over the conterminous U.S."
  • "A carbon budget for forests of the conterminous United States."
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