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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Definitions for coetaneous

  1. Of the same age or duration.

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Citations for coetaneous
Bear with these distractions, with this coetaneous growth of the parts: they will one day be members, and obey one will. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays
We could say that all living people are contemporaneous but not necessarily coetaneous; they live at different age levels. Harold C. Raley, A Watch Over Mortality
Origin of coetaneous
Coetaneous stems from the Latin roots co- meaning "with, together with," ætat- meaning "age," and the suffix -aneus (which is an adjectival suffix meaning "resembling").