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Line breaks: co|ex¦ist
Pronunciation: /ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪst

Definition of coexist in English:


[no object]
1Exist at the same time or in the same place: dwarf mammoths may have survived in north-east Siberia to coexist with the Egyptian pharaohs
More example sentences
  • Modern Western medical practices coexist with traditional healing methods and the use of medicinal plants.
  • The company says the wind farm would coexist with existing agricultural practices supporting farm diversification.
  • Traditional musical genres coexist with music performed by modern village orchestras.
1.1(Of nations or peoples) exist in harmony despite different ideologies or interests: the task of diplomacy was to help different states to coexist
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  • The piece reflected the identity of the contemporary Indian who coexists with persons of different faiths.
  • I like movies that deal with people, especially people from different cultures coexisting and trying to get along.
  • Different religions coexisting in Kerala has been an inspiring experience to him.


mid 17th century: from late Latin coexistere, from co- 'together' + existere 'exist', from ex- 'out' + sister 'take a stand'.



Example sentences
  • The almost rhythmic coexistence of the first and the third world within the same territorial space is striking.
  • Second is to construct fields of coexistence rather than fields of battle as the outcome of intellectual labor.
  • The plan does not create the necessary minimum of balance that would enable long-term coexistence.


Example sentences
  • Some authors have suggested that anorexia nervosa patients with coexistent depression might be more likely to respond to antidepressants.
  • The historical, familial, and community attributes of the berth system are outlined, as are the characteristics of the coexistent common ground fishery.
  • Pathologists need to stress the requirement for complete excision and thorough sampling of these benign tumors so as not to miss a coexistent carcinoma.

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