Meaning of coexist

co•ex•ist

Pronunciation: (kō"ig-zist'), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to exist together or at the same time.
  2. to exist separately or independently but peaceably, often while remaining rivals or adversaries: Although their ideologies differ greatly, the two great powers must coexist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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