Definition of coetaneous in English:



  • Having the same age or date of origin; contemporary.

    ‘his greatest rival and coetaneous critic’
    • ‘A four-decade-long study has found that the incidence of coetaneous melanoma rose by a factor of more than 6 from 1970-1979 through 2000-2009.’
    • ‘His arrival was coetaneous with the announcement of an important change in the commercial intercourse between England and India.’
    • ‘The surviving Castilian version is a coetaneous copy rather than the original.’
    • ‘Supposing either to be coetaneous with the reputed date of 1133, the room was built and fitted up before the Royal-hall of the Westminster Palace.’
    • ‘The discovery of the circulation of blood, which was coetaneous with baroque culture, confirmed this general law that ruled everywhere.’
    contemporaneous, concurrent, coeval, synchronous, synchronic, of the time, of the day, simultaneous
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Early17th century: from Latin coaetaneus ‘contemporaneous’ (from aetas ‘age’) + -ous.