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Meaning of coincidence by Wiktionary Dictionary



    coincide + -ence


    coincidence ( plural: coincidences )

    1. Of objects, the property of being coincident; occurring at the same time or place .
    2. Of events, the appearance of a meaningful connection when there is none .
    3. ( analysis ) A coincidence point .


Explanation of coincidence by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

    2. the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable
    3. the quality of occupying the same position or area in space

    4. he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs
    5. an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental

    Definition of coincidence by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Coincidence ( koĭnsĭdens ), n. [Cf. F. coïncidence.]
      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 so 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.