from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. existing at the same time as something else
  • n. That which coexists with another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Existing at the same time with another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Existing at the same time; coincident in duration.
  • n. A thing existing at the same time or in immediate connection with another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. existing at the same time


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  • The synthesis of the imagination in apprehension would only present to us each of these perceptions as present in the subject when the other is not present, and contrariwise; but would not show that the objects are coexistent, that is to say, that, if the one exists, the other also exists in the same time, and that this is necessarily so, in order that the perceptions may be capable of following each other reciprocally.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

  • That same year, the psychological profession adopted the Bem Sex-Role Inventory, a scale that measured masculinity and femininity as separate and coexistent within an individual.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Wotix is the closest he has yet come to a book that disperses that force of narrative momentum—that great strength of the novel as a mode—into a great swarm of indistinguishable coexistent characters and non-progressions.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 9: Winter’s Heart (2000)

  • Unrecognized sleep disorders are often a harbinger of coexistent anxiety and depression.

    Qanta Ahmed, MD: Sleepless Supernova: Propofol Lullabies In Neverland

  • Either the existence of the same passion or interest in a majority at the same time must be prevented, or the majority, having such coexistent passion or interest, must be rendered, by their number and local situation, unable to concert and carry into effect schemes of oppression.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • I had a thesaurus program that used coexistent verb and -er noun forms followed by alteration of the noun, to produce ``birds gotta fly'' candidates, like reporters gotta announce announce-announcer=reporter

    Transgender bathroom rights in New England.

  • The two falsehoods are, the first that English is not entitled to give what form it chooses to foreign words that it has occasion to use; &the second, that it is better to have two or more forms coexistent than to talk of one thing by one name that all can understand.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Arab Christian Group Sues Over Anti-Leafleting Rule at Arab International Festival on Dearborn (Michigan) City Property:

  • Mostly because even the rabid RW who believe in dinosaurs coexistent with man are not silly enough to insist that argon is poisonous in the face of bald reality....

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Economic Climate Change Denialism:

  • In this case, the words do not describe exclusive sorts of sovereignty, but different aspects of sovereignty that are coexistent and omnipresent.


  • But it has created the space, if you like, for people within that region who want that modern, coexistent future to step out and step forward and say, look, come on, we can -- you know, if there are problems in this region, maybe we've got to look at the way we have governed ourselves rather than thinking it's a problem from the outside.

    CNN Transcript Jun 28, 2009


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