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coexistence

[koh-ig-zis-tuh ns]
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noun
  1. the act or state of coexisting.
  2. a policy of living peacefully with other nations, religions, etc., despite fundamental disagreements.
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Origin of coexistence

First recorded in 1640–50; co- + existence
Related formsco·ex·ist·ent, adjective
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Related Words for coexistence

peace, harmony, accord, concurrence, coincidence, conjunction, conformity, order, synchronicity

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Word Origin and History for coexistence

n.

also co-existence, mid-15c., "joint existence;" see co- + existence. As "peaceful relations between states of different ideologies," 1954, a Cold War term.

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