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coeval

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of coeval

  1. existing or occurring at the same period of time two stars thought to be coeval because they have nearly the same mass and brightness Synonyms of coeval coetaneous, contemporary, coexistent, coexisting, coextensive, coincident, coincidental, concurrent, contemporaneous, coterminous, simultaneous, synchronic, synchronousWords Related to coeval accompanying, attendant, attending, concomitant, incidentAntonyms of coeval asynchronous, noncontemporary, nonsimultaneous, nonsynchronous

Synonym Discussion of coeval

contemporary, contemporaneous, coeval, synchronous, simultaneous, coincident mean existing or occurring at the same time. contemporary is likely to apply to people and what relates to them.
    • Abraham Lincoln was contemporary with Charles Darwin
contemporaneous is more often applied to events than to people.
    • contemporaneous accounts of the kidnapping
coeval refers usually to periods, ages, eras, eons.
    • two stars thought to be coeval
synchronous implies exact correspondence in time and especially in periodic intervals.
    • synchronous timepieces
simultaneous implies correspondence in a moment of time.
    • the two shots were simultaneous
coincident is applied to events and may be used in order to avoid implication of causal relationship.
    • the end of World War II was coincident with a great vintage year

coeval

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of coeval

  1. a person who lives at the same time or is about the same age as another somewhat surprisingly, Saint Patrick and Attila the Hun were coevals Synonyms of coeval contemporaryWords Related to coeval accompaniment, companion, concomitant; coordinate, counterpart, equal, equivalent, match, peer, rival


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