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From dictionary.com

contemporary: happening, existing, living, or coming into being during the same period of time

I'm looking for something that means existing in the same place, but not necessarily in the same time.

"Neighboring" is close, but it seems to imply both spatial proximity and temporal overlap.

sample sentence.

Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are contemporary historical, while Charles de Gaulle and Joan of Arc are ______ historical figures.

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    The aequivalent construction would be something like collocational (Latin) or syntopical (Greek). – Cerberus Apr 20 '18 at 15:30
  • Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla share a historical period, while Charles de Gaulle and Joan of Arc share a geographical (or cultural) context. – aparente001 Apr 20 '18 at 20:15
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    Coeval works as well as contemporary. duckduckgo.com/?q=coeval&t=ffsb&ia=definition As does cotemporal definitions.net/definition/cotemporal cospatial yourdictionary.com/cospatial sort of fills in for what your asking for but is awk. Other than "French", I'm sure there's a word that means exactly what you want. It's been too long though. Tray asking over at Math stack. They should know. – Wayfaring Stranger Apr 20 '18 at 23:53
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    @aparente001: Done. – Cerberus Apr 21 '18 at 1:08
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    @guenthmonstr: Done. – Cerberus Apr 21 '18 at 1:18
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You can use the word "compatriot" or "national" along with historical figures in your example.

http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/compatriot

Possibly would "dimensional", as a special alternative, or "geographic" be the meaning you are seeking?

  • This is a good answer, and fills in the bank pretty well. But I was hoping for a more general term. One that would work even if the two people didn't necessarily share a nation, but a any arbitrary place (which makes me think I should edit my sentence). – timwiz Apr 20 '18 at 19:44
  • Thank you for the comment. In that case, I would offer "dimensional" as a special alternative, or "geographic" depending on the flavor of meaning you are seeking. – user22542 Apr 20 '18 at 20:10
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The aequivalent construction would be something like collocational (Latin) "of the same place" or syntopical (Greek) "(same)". But I think the other answer's compatriot is preferable if indeed it is about the same country or perhaps city.

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