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[ koh-ig-zis-tuhns ]


  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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Other Words From

  • coex·istent adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of coexistence1

First recorded in 1640–50; co- + existence
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Example Sentences

Anger, grief, urge for revenge—we must be able to overcome these, if we ever want to establish true coexistence in this land.

From Time

As I read these messages of solidarity, I realized the mental health hospital is an island of sanity, inside a country that has turned into a mad house, and that within the walls of the locked ward, coexistence was still possible.

From Time

The mission statement’s conclusion branded communism “the single greatest threat” to liberty, emphasized that the United States “should stress victory over, rather than coexistence with, this menace” and endorsed an America First foreign policy.

It led me to a journey of realizing the universality of our coexistence, not only with our mothers, but mother earth.

From Eater

The researchers conclude that the water’s behavior as it was heated and cooled could be explained by the coexistence of two different molecular arrangements, as previously predicted.

There are supportive African (and African-American) clergy calling for coexistence rather than violence.

There could only have been a coexistence with her former celebrity.

This makes peaceful coexistence difficult, if not impossible.

Outright repression gave way to a tense, but pragmatic coexistence between the clergy and the comandantes.

Inside the Beltway, a new term in the national agricultural debate was catching on: “coexistence.”

We prove the existence of a thing, by proving that it is connected by succession or coexistence with some known thing.

To this we have now to add, that every proposition by which anything is asserted of a Kind, affirms an uniformity of coexistence.

Among the uniformities of coexistence which exist in nature, may hence be numbered all the properties of Kinds.

Besides uniformities of succession, which always depend on causation, there are uniformities of coexistence.

The empirical laws of society are uniformities, either of coexistence, or of succession.


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