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Meaning of COINCIDENCE

Pronunciation:  kow'insidns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the temporal property of two things happening at the same time; "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"
  2. [n]  the quality of occupying the same position or area in space; "he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs"
  3. [n]  an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
 

COINCIDENCE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: concurrence, conjunction, co-occurrence, happenstance
 
 See Also: accident, chance event, concomitance, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, fortuity, overlap, position, simultaneity, simultaneousness, spatial relation, unison

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Co*in"ci*dence\, n. [Cf. F. co["i]ncidence.]
1. The condition of occupying the same place in space; as,
   the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc. --Bentley.

2. The condition or fact of happening at the same time; as,
   the coincidence of the deaths of John Adams and Thomas
   Jefferson.

3. Exact correspondence in nature, character, result,
   circumstances, etc.; concurrence; agreement.

         The very concurrence and coincidence of ao many
         evidences . . . carries a great weight. --Sir M.
                                               Hale.

         Those who discourse . . . of the nature of truth . .
         . affirm a perfect coincidence between truth and
         goodness.                             --South.

 
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