Definition of coetaneous in English:

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coetaneous

Pronunciation: /kəʊɪˈteɪnɪəs/

adjective

Having the same age or date of origin; contemporary: his greatest rival and coetaneous critic
More example sentences
  • A four-decade-long study has found that the incidence of coetaneous melanoma rose by a factor of more than 6 from 1970-1979 through 2000-2009.
  • The discovery of the circulation of blood, which was coetaneous with baroque culture, confirmed this general law that ruled everywhere.
  • His arrival was coetaneous with the announcement of an important change in the commercial intercourse between England and India.

Origin

Early17th century: from Latin coaetaneus 'contemporaneous' (from aetas 'age') + -ous.

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