of the same age or period; contemporary
Origin of coeval; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin coævus ; from Classical Latin co-, together + aevum, an age + -al
Originating or existing during the same period; lasting through the same era.
One of the same era or period; a contemporary.
Origin of coevalFrom Late Latin coaevus : co-, co- + aevum, age; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- Something of the same era or age.
- The telephone and television are coevals in that film.
Late Latin coævus, from Latin: com- (com-, “equal”) in combination with aevum (aevum, “age”).