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- n. the state of two or more things existing together, usually in a temporal or spacial sense, with or without mutual interaction
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Existence at the same time with another; -- contemporary existence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Existence at the same time; contemporary existence.
- n. In logic, that reciprocal relation which subsists between any two objects in that they exist in the same universe, generally regardless of time.
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- n. existing peacefully together
The term coexistence, as it is used at the present time, implies a willingness to live at peace, and perhaps even in mutual respect, with others.
They conclude that the balance for coexistence is disrupted and needs to be fixed.
Compossible: Possible in coexistence with something else
This current uneasy coexistence is only an interlude, he seems to say.
Both sides will need to make concessions and recognise the necessity of long term coexistence, under whatever form of government the East Timorese may choose.
We should not assume that peaceful coexistence is possible only if all, or nearly all major nations adopt the same social behaviour.
To the Soviets, peaceful coexistence is just a facade whose pleasant proportions they hope will be so appealing as to distract us from examining the basic structure.
The principle of peaceful coexistence is gaining increasingly wide international recognition and this is logical, since there is no other way out in the present situation.
If ever they conclude that "peaceful coexistence" is impossible, the Politburo could launch a "preventive war" whenever the occasion seemed most propitious.
This genetic diversity in the wild may be similar to the long-term coexistence of cooperators and cheaters observed in the laboratory, says Gore.