coexist

verb
co·​ex·​ist | \ ˌkō-ig-ˈzist How to pronounce coexist (audio) \
coexisted; coexisting; coexists

Definition of coexist

intransitive verb

1 : to exist together or at the same time
2 : to live in peace with each other especially as a matter of policy

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Other Words from coexist

coexistence \ ˌkō-​ig-​ˈzi-​stən(t)s How to pronounce coexistence (audio) \ noun
coexistent \ ˌkō-​ig-​ˈzi-​stənt How to pronounce coexistent (audio) \ adjective

Examples of coexist in a Sentence

The species coexist in the same environment. Can the two countries peacefully coexist?

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Xiaomi's Under-Display Camera Technology could be the ultimate solution for a Full Screen Display coexisting with a front camera! Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Xiaomi explains more about how its under-screen camera actually works," 5 June 2019 What’s more, these schemes must detect and correct errors without directly measuring the qubits, since measurements collapse qubits’ coexisting possibilities into definite realities: plain old 0s or 1s that can’t sustain quantum computations. Quanta Magazine, "How Space and Time Could Be a Quantum Error-Correcting Code," 3 Jan. 2019 Houston’s contract talks with Coach Mike D’Antoni have broken down yet again, while Rockets management strains to debunk near-daily reports that the team’s two headstrong stars, James Harden and Chris Paul, can no longer coexist. Marc Stein, New York Times, "The N.B.A.’s Hot Stove Has Burned Down the League," 21 June 2019 The result is a country in which the Amish and Silicon Valley can coexist, and in which the Mississippi Baptist and the Brooklyn hipster can thrill to the same flag. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, "The Post-Liberals’ Incoherence," 20 June 2019 This is a multi-use trail and biking directionality ensures riders and hikers can happily coexist. Heather Balogh Rochfort, The Know, "Mountain biking trails that’ll get you home in time for dinner," 13 June 2019 Some analysts believe rising wages can coexist with healthy profit margins. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "It's great that you got a raise, but it just might hurt the stock market and the economy," 4 June 2019 Its body sculpting suggests that arresting style and civility can coexist. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Redesigned after 10 years, new Buick Enclave is worth the wait," 28 June 2018 Neither the assumption that robots complement labor in some production tasks. . . or that a non-automatable sector coexists alongside the automation-vulnerable sector. . Kevin Lewis, BostonGlobe.com, "Dreading automation," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of coexist

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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coexist

verb

English Language Learners Definition of coexist

: to exist together or at the same time
: to live in peace with each other

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