Definition of coextensive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkōəkˈstensiv/


1Extending over the same space or time; corresponding exactly in extent.
Example sentences
  • There was an Enlightenment tendency to believe that the same moral principles were to be found in every society, so universality must have seemed coextensive with humanity.
  • The process of acquiring a self is coextensive with the socialization of a child.
  • By plotting the enemy strongholds on the map it is at once evident that they are coextensive with two pathways.
1.1(Of a term) denoting the same referent as another.
Example sentences
  • We are forced to rely on necessary truths because truth values cannot pick out synonymous pairs - otherwise you fail to account for coextensive terms.
  • These terms are made coextensive with the temporal span of Maisie's childhood; as the preface puts it, ‘she wonders… to the end-the death of her childhood’.
  • It is coextensive with general election, but is broader than special election.

Words that rhyme with coextensive

apprehensive, comprehensive, defensive, expensive, extensive, intensive, offensive, ostensive, pensive, suspensive

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Syllabification: co·ex·ten·sive

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