adjective /ˌkəʊɛkˈstɛnsɪv,ˌkoʊɛkˈstɛnsɪv/
a) Having the same limits or boundaries; sharing the same area.

The city and county of San Francisco are coextensive.

b) Having the same extension—the object or set of objects to which a term refers.

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  • Coextensive — Co ex*ten sive, a. Equally extensive; having equal extent; as, consciousness and knowledge are coextensive. Sir W. Hamilton. {Co ex*ten sive*ly}, adv. Co ex*ten sive*ness, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coextensive — I adjective agreeing, aligned, analagous, balanced, coequal, coextending, collateral, comparable, concentric, concurrent, congruent, coordinate, correlative, correspondent, corresponding, equable, equal, equal in scope, equal in space, equal in… …   Law dictionary

  • coextensive — 1771, from CO (Cf. co ) + EXTENSIVE (Cf. extensive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • coextensive — [kō΄ik sten′siv] adj. having the same extent in time or space coextensively adv …   English World dictionary

  • coextensive — Two predicates are coextensive if they apply to exactly the same things …   Philosophy dictionary

  • coextensive — ● coextensif, coextensive adjectif Se dit d un concept susceptible d avoir la même extension qu un autre …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • coextensive — adjective Date: 1679 having the same spatial or temporal scope or boundaries • coextensively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coextensive — coextensively, adv. /koh ik sten siv/, adj. equal or coincident in space, time, or scope. [1670 80; CO + EXTENSIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • coextensive — Synonyms and related words: aligned, analogous, coequal, coextending, coincident, coincidental, coinciding, collateral, concurrent, congruent, correspondent, corresponding, coterminous, equal, equidistant, equispaced, equivalent, even, lined up,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • coextensive — adj. expanding equally, expanding over an equal area …   English contemporary dictionary

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