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coexist

[koh-ig-zist] /ˌkoʊ ɪgˈzɪst/
verb (used without object)
1.
to exist together or at the same time.
2.
to exist separately or independently but peaceably, often while remaining rivals or adversaries:
Although their ideologies differ greatly, the two great powers must coexist.
Origin of coexist
1670-1680
1670-80; co- + exist
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coexist

/ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪst/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to exist together at the same time or in the same place
2.
to exist together in peace
Derived Forms
coexistence, noun
coexistent, adjective
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v.

1670s, from co- + exist. Of political/economic systems (especially with reference to communism and the West) from 1931. Related: Coexisted; coexisting.

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