[ koh-ig-zist ]
/ ˌkoʊ ɪgˈzɪst /

verb (used without object)

to exist together or at the same time.
to exist separately or independently but peaceably, often while remaining rivals or adversaries: Although their ideologies differ greatly, the two great powers must coexist.

Origin of coexist

First recorded in 1670–80; co- + exist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˌkəʊɪɡˈzɪst) /

verb (intr)

to exist together at the same time or in the same place
to exist together in peace

Derived Forms

coexistence, nouncoexistent, adjective
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