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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-ig-zis-tuh ns]
    • /ˌkoʊ ɪgˈzɪs təns/
    • /ˌkəʊ.ɪɡˈzɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-ig-zis-tuh ns]
    • /ˌkoʊ ɪgˈzɪs təns/

Definitions of coexistence word

  • uncountable noun coexistence The coexistence of one thing with another is the fact that they exist together at the same time or in the same place. 3
  • noun coexistence the act or state of coexisting. 1
  • noun coexistence a policy of living peacefully with other nations, religions, etc., despite fundamental disagreements. 1
  • noun coexistence The state of two or more things existing together, usually in a temporal or spacial sense, with or without mutual interaction. 1
  • noun coexistence living in close proximity 1
  • noun coexistence the state of two or more things existing together, usually in a temporal or spatial sense, with or without mutual interaction. 0

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Origin of coexistence

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50; co- + existence

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Parts of speech for Coexistence


coexistence popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for coexistence

noun coexistence

  • peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
  • harmony — agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
  • accord — An accord between countries or groups of people is a formal agreement, for example to end a war.
  • concurrence — Someone's concurrence is their agreement to something.
  • coincidence — A coincidence is when two or more similar or related events occur at the same time by chance and without any planning.

Antonyms for coexistence

noun coexistence

  • fighting — fit to fight: a boxer who's no longer in fighting shape.
  • refusal — an act or instance of refusing.
  • disagreement — the act, state, or fact of disagreeing.
  • difference — the state or relation of being different; dissimilarity: There is a great difference between the two.

Top questions with coexistence

  • what does peaceful coexistence mean?
  • what was peaceful coexistence?
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