Definitions for "SYMPATRY"
the occurrence of organisms in overlapping geographical areas, but without interbreeding
Existing in overlapping regions. Also, a contentious but now generally accepted, if rare, mode of speciation where the populations are not isolated, but adopt distinct ecological behaviour and are forced by selection to diverge. One form of sympatry - stasipatry - is the result from genetic (mainly chromosomal) reorganisation. Selection is prominent in sympatric speciation.
the fact of living in the same geographical area.
the condition of two organisms or groups of organisms inhabiting the same place.