cotemporality

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cotemporality ‎(plural cotemporalities)

  1. The state or characteristic of existing or occurring during the same period of time.
    • 1984, Nicholas O. Warner, "The Texture of Time in War and Peace," The Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 28, no. 2, p. 198:
      Tolstoj goes on to stress the cotemporality of past and present as he tells us that all of these precious moments return to Andrej's memory "not merely as something past but as something present."
    • 2004, Sara L. Friedman, "Embodying Civility: Civilizing Processes and Symbolic Citizenship in Southeastern China," The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 63, no. 3, p. 714:
      Young women who adopt urban attire deny cotemporality to their locally dressed counterparts by accusing them of feudal marital and dating practices.

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