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coeval

[koh-ee-vuh l] /koʊˈi vəl/
adjective
1.
of the same age, date, or duration; equally old:
Analysis has proved that this manuscript is coeval with that one.
2.
coincident:
Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were only approximately coeval.
noun
3.
a contemporary:
He is more serious than his coevals.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin coaev(us) (co- co- + -aevus, adj. derivative of aevum age) + -al1
Related forms
coevality
[koh-i-val-i-tee] /ˌkoʊ ɪˈvæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
coevally, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. See contemporary.
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Examples for coeval
  • East-west trending faults are younger than and perhaps in part coeval with faults of the northwest-trending set.
  • Subunit two could be a coeval, deeper water facies of subunit one.
British Dictionary definitions for coeval

coeval

/kəʊˈiːvəl/
adjective
1.
of or belonging to the same age or generation
noun
2.
a contemporary
Derived Forms
coevality (ˌkəʊɪˈvælɪtɪ) noun
coevally, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin coaevus from Latin co- + aevum age
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Word Origin and History for coeval
coeval
formed in Eng. 1605 from L.L. coævus, from L. com- "equal" + ævum "an age."
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