Synonyms for "multiple things that reside in the same location" - I can think of "colocated," which I've only seen in an engineering context. Do any other words fit the bill?

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    'colocated' sounds fine to me.
    – Mitch
    Commented Jun 19, 2011 at 21:49

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try juxtaposed from juxtapose

To place (two or more objects) close together; place side by side.

or even cohabit

To dwell together; inhabit or reside in company or in the same place or country.

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    Given that cohabit also means "to live together as spouses" -- i.e., screw -- you might want to consider a different word. Commented May 10, 2011 at 2:16
  • @Malvolio good point - I think most people know this meaning but I think you can use the other sense if you establish the context properly Commented May 10, 2011 at 10:17
  • if a word has one meaning with a sexual or suggestive meaning, I've noticed, that meaning tends to crowd out other meanings. When was the last time you heard ejaculate to mean "say abruptly" or crotch to mean "the point where a tree branch joins the trunk". Even harmless words like ball and blow can be causes for merriment. Commented May 10, 2011 at 15:23
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    @Malvolio this might just be a matter of perspective but cohabit doesn't exactly have the same sexual or suggestive meanings vs. the words that you just mentioned - I might be in the minority with that observation but that's how I see it. I don't see anybody having fun in a bar with a word like "cohabit" :P (unless it has something to do with something that nuns wear - but that would be another matter :P ) Commented May 11, 2011 at 16:31

How about


I think this might be too vague for what you're looking for.


How about co-ubietous?

Outside of narrow, technical and philosophical contexts, ubiety means "the state of being located somewhere particular," which seems just the right start for what you're seeking.

  • Nice, way to pull out the big guns. But I don't believe the adjective form is a real word.
    – rxmnnxfpvg
    Commented Jun 20, 2011 at 1:09
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    @Jasie - I find nothing improprietous about this "co-ubietous." If you remain dubious, perhaps you could try "co-ubious?"
    – pilcrow
    Commented Jun 21, 2011 at 13:02

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