coetaneous

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

Definition of coetaneous 

: coeval

Examples of coetaneous in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of coetaneous

1608, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coetaneous

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

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