con·ter·mi·nous /kənˈtɝmənəs, kɑn-/
Con·ter·mi·nous a. Having the same bounds, or limits; bordering upon; contiguous.
This conformed so many of them as were conterminous to the colonies and garrisons, to the Roman laws. --Sir M. Hale.
adj 1: connecting without a break; within a common boundary; "the
48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states"
2: 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" [syn: abutting, adjacent,
adjoining, contiguous, neighboring(a)]
3: of equal extent or scope or duration [syn: coextensive, coterminous]