coetaneous

adjective co·e·ta·ne·ous \ ˌkō-ə-ˈtā-nē-əs \

Definition of coetaneous

: coeval

Examples of coetaneous in a Sentence

  1. the Spanish founding of San Francisco and the British colonies' declaration of independence from the mother country were coetaneous events that occurred on opposite ends of the continent

Origin and Etymology of coetaneous

Latin coaetaneus, from co- + aetas age — more at age


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