coextensive
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˌkəʊɪkˈstɛnsɪv/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌkoʊɛkˈstɛnsɪv/
Adjective

coextensive (not comparable)

  1. Having the same spatial limits or boundaries; sharing the same area.
    The city and county of San Francisco are coextensive.
  2. Occurring over the same period of time; contemporaneous.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.30:
      His life is almost co-extensive with one of the most disastrous periods in Roman history.
  3. (logic) Having the same extension—the object or set of objects to which a term refers.
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