of the same age, date, or duration; equally old: Analysis has proved that this manuscript is coeval with that one.
coincident: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were only approximately coeval.
a contemporary: He is more serious than his coevals.
- co·e·val·i·ty [koh-i-val-i-tee], /ˌkoʊ ɪˈvæl ɪ ti/, noun
- co·e·val·ly, adverb
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How to use coeval in a sentence
It was coeval with the religion of Egypt in the time of Abraham, and perhaps at a still earlier date.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
The life of the American Cavalry is almost coeval with that of the American people.
Next to this tradition, and nearly coeval with it, but reported by later authority, is that respecting Solon and Athens.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 | W. E. Gladstone
Science and religion are coeval in man's history, and both are independently continuous and progressive.Introduction to the History of Religions | Crawford Howell Toy
Some elementary conception of it is in all probability coeval with the first dawn of human intelligence.
British Dictionary definitions for coeval
of or belonging to the same age or generation
- coevality (ˌkəʊɪˈvælɪtɪ), noun
- coevally, adverb
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