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English definition of “co-exist”

co-exist

verb [I] uk (also coexist)   /ˌkəʊ.ɪɡˈzɪst/ us    /ˌkoʊ-/
to live or exist together at the same time or in the same place: He does not believe that modern medicine can co-exist with faith-healing.Existing and beingLife and livingSimultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence
coexistence
noun [U] uk   /-ˈzɪs.təns/ us  
The two communities enjoyed a period of peaceful coexistence.Existing and beingLife and livingSimultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence
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