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coincidence

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noun co·in·ci·dence \kō-ˈin(t)-sə-dən(t)s, -sə-ˌden(t)s\

Simple Definition of coincidence

  • : a situation in which events happen at the same time in a way that is not planned or expected

  • : the occurrence of two or more things at the same time

  • : the state of two or more things being the same

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coincidence

  1. 1 :  the act or condition of coinciding :  correspondence

  2. 2 :  the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection; also :  any of these occurrences

Examples of coincidence in a sentence

  1. It was mere coincidence that brought them together so far from Chicago.

  2. By coincidence, every man in the room was named Fred.

  3. I'm going to Boston this weekend. What a coincidence! I am too.

  4. It was no coincidence that he quit his job at the bank a day after the robbery.

  5. a series of strange coincidences

  6. By a fortunate coincidence, we arrived at the theater at the same time.

  7. Scientists have no explanation for the coincidence of these phenomena.



1605

First Known Use of coincidence

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Rhymes with coincidence


COINCIDENCE Defined for Kids

coincidence

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noun co·in·ci·dence \kō-ˈin-sə-dəns\

Definition of coincidence for Students

  1. 1 :  a situation in which things happen at the same time without planning <It was a coincidence that we chose the same week for vacation.>

  2. 2 :  a condition of coming together in space or time <The coincidence of the two events was eerie.>





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