AskDefine | Define coeval

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coeval adj : of the same period [syn: coetaneous, contemporaneous] n : a person of nearly the same age as another [syn: contemporary]

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Late Latin coævus from Latin com- “equal” + ævum “age”


coeval (with)
  1. of the same age; contemporary
    anything coeval with that clock will fetch a hefty price
    the Baralaba Coal Measures are coeval with the Bandana Formation



  1. something of the same era or age
    the telephone and television are coeval anachronisms in that film

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