Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link to your post as a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here is my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech: Adjective
(Comparative: more coterminous, Superlative: most coterminous)
Adverb: coterminously or conterminously
Pronunciation: co – ter – min – ous (kō-tûr′mə-nəs)
1. Having the same border or covering the same area
2. Being the same in extent; coextensive in range or scope
coetaneous, coeval, coexistent, coexisting, coextensive, coincident, coincidental, concurrent, contemporaneous, contemporary, commensurate, simultaneous, synchronic, synchronous, nearby, close, adjacent, neighbouring, immediate, adjoining, near, proximate,
asynchronous, noncontemporary, nonsimultaneous, nonsynchronous, distant
C17: from Latin conterminus, from con- + terminus – end, boundary
Use in a sentence:
To illustrate the use of this word, here is a short poem, written by Heath Muchena on his blog, I of July:
I say this with some diffidence
that the world is full of struggles for recognition
coterminous with the quest for love and reverence
but also fears of indifference
and tears of rejection
This is a lovely poem and shows that the word is not only used in connection with geography. As does this sentence:
Language and thought are not strictly coterminous.
Now here are a couple of sentences which are about geography:
1. The Guidelines emphasize the importance of coterminous boundaries for agencies working in partnership.
2. Australia is the only country that is coterminous with a continent.
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