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Having the same limits, boundaries, or scope.

co′ex·ten′sive·ly adv.


of the same limits or extent
ˌcoexˈtensively adv


(ˌkoʊ ɪkˈstɛn sɪv)

equal or coincident in space, time, or scope.
co`ex•ten′sive•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.coextensive - being of equal extent or scope or duration
commensurate - corresponding in size or degree or extent; "pay should be commensurate with the time worked"


adj (in time) → zur gleichen Zeit; (in area) → flächengleich; (in length) → längengleich; (fig) conceptsbedeutungs- or inhaltsgleich; to be coextensive with somethingmit etw zusammenfallen; (spatially) → sich mit etw decken
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If, on the contrary, Britain had been situated on the continent, and had been compelled, as she would have been, by that situation, to make her military establishments at home coextensive with those of the other great powers of Europe, she, like them, would in all probability be, at this day, a victim to the absolute power of a single man.
The ideas are sometimes described as many, coextensive with the universals of sense and also with the first principles of ethics; or again they are absorbed into the single idea of good, and subordinated to it.
For this purpose a regular plan should be adopted, coextensive with the Union, to be successfully executed, and a fund should be appropriated sufficient .
Offering solutions, Adeloye consulted fiscal organization to provide ranchers loans with preferential interest rates, regarding their key worth to the economy coupled with the fact that, accelerated in our population increase does not coextensive with food production.
The Board in its brief and in its oral argument conceded a woman has a right to terminate her pregnancy protected by the Iowa Constitution that is coextensive with the federal right.
Frederick notes that respect for rational agency is not coextensive with a prohibition on using persons solely as a means (which Nozick identifies as proposition "p," that is, "a strong statement of the distinctness of individuals" [ASU, p.
believes the presence of the Spirit is coextensive with human birth, not something adventitious and reserved only for the few, or for special charismatic types.
But rather than panic or resist this "invasion," Ruth lets "the darkness in the sky become coextensive with the darkness in [her] skull and bones and bowels" (116).
In Untitled #264 (8 Nests), for instance, Fletcher fancies up his wall, garlanding splotches of color with rough bacchanalian wreaths, while in Untitled #271 (Home), the surface is the site for a humbly collaged town plan of sorts, with a jumble of roads and quickly sketched houses, showing a way of return--an artist's map and his territory, coextensive.
In order for a claim to cover patent-eligible subject matter, he stated, the claim must "not be coextensive with a natural law, natural phenomenon, or abstract idea.
France, in his grandiose view, was the natural guardian of European values, which, according to him, were coextensive with French values.