Definition of coetaneous in English:



  • another term for coeval
    • ‘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 surviving Castilian version is a coetaneous copy rather than the original.’
    • ‘The discovery of the circulation of blood, which was coetaneous with baroque culture, confirmed this general law that ruled everywhere.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.