"Simultaneous" means at the same time.

"(Insert Word)" means at the same location.

(For people that like physics out there, I'm studying special relativity...and I hate the fact that my notes say: "Events that are simultaneous and happen at the same location in one reference frame are simultaneous and happen at the same location in all reference frames").

There HAS to be a shorter way to say it.


  • "Colocated" means at the same location, but doesn't fit neatly into your example.
    – nnnnnn
    Mar 13 '20 at 1:21
  • @nnnnnn thanks! Yep, it sounds a bit weird...it fits though! I'm going to use that for now. Mar 13 '20 at 1:55
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    They are temporally and spatially coincident. Does sound odd but works. Good Luck.
    – Kris
    Mar 13 '20 at 10:19
  • Possible Duplicate: "Adjective for 'happened at the same place'" english.stackexchange.com/q/429534/14666
    – Kris
    Mar 13 '20 at 10:42
  • Possibly: "Events that are simultaneous and are localised to one particular reference frame are simultaneous and happen locally in all reference frames".
    – Greybeard
    Mar 13 '20 at 11:29

There is "co-located", but that is usually analogous to "synchronized": we deliberately put them at the same point in space (or time), it wasn't just an accident.

There are also "convergence", "intersection", even "collision". Since things cannot be in the same spot (simultaneously), how about "adjacent" or "adjoining"?

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