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coexistence

[koh-ig-zis-tuh ns] /ˌkoʊ ɪgˈzɪs təns/
noun
1.
the act or state of coexisting.
2.
a policy of living peacefully with other nations, religions, etc., despite fundamental disagreements.
Origin of coexistence
1640-1650
1640-50; co- + existence
Related forms
coexistent, adjective
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  • The word plot signifies a weaving together; and a weaving together presupposes the coexistence of more than one strand.

  • Technically these uniformities have been divided into uniformities of Sequence and uniformities of coexistence.

  • Must the coexistence, the simultaneous advance, of the invention in Germany and in the Low Countries be admitted?

    The Printed Book Henri Bouchot
  • Similarly, coexistence is a coexistence of states of two permanents.

    Kant's Theory of Knowledge Harold Arthur Prichard
  • The empirical laws of society are uniformities, either of coexistence, or of succession.

Word Origin and History for coexistence
n.

also co-existence, mid-15c., "joint existence;" see co- + existence. As "peaceful relations between states of different ideologies," 1954, a Cold War term.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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