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 (kō-ăj′ə-nĭt, -nāt′)
Closely joined; grown together; united.

[Late Latin coadūnātus, past participle of coadūnāre, to combine : Latin co-, co- + Latin adūnāre, to unite (ad-, ad- + ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots).]

co·ad′u·na′tion (-nā′shən) n.
co·ad′u·na′tive adj.
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(kəʊˈædjʊnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
(Biology) biology another word for connate3
[C19: from Late Latin coadūnāre to join together, from Latin adūnāre to join to, from ūnus one]
coˌaduˈnation n
coˈaduˌnative adj
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(koʊˈædʒ ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt)

Biol. united by having joined during growth.
[1600–10; < Latin coadūnātus, past participle of coadūnāre to unite <co- co- + ad- ad- + ūnus one]
co•ad`u•na′tion, n.
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The trans in transcultural poetics, in other words, is about going global, not just in additive ways but in a coadunative combination replete with the peculiar modes of substraction and inwardness, where cultural specificities and exemplarities are honestly kept in play, where the Archimedean point and the panopticon are difficult to locate and achieve in such mondializations.
Coleridge outlines in detail a pattern of coadunative mysticism that entails the progression of the subject towards oneness.
As Poulet describes it, with reference to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the Romantic poet achieves this leap by means of the "coadunative" imagination, which changes a "bad" infinity-the horizontal infinity of atomized time--into a "good" infinity vertically contained by the eternal moment.