coincidence

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

co·in·ci·dence

noun \kō-ˈin(t)-sə-dən(t)s, -sə-ˌden(t)s\

: 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

Full Definition of COINCIDENCE

1
:  the act or condition of coinciding :  correspondence
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

  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.

First Known Use of COINCIDENCE

1605

Rhymes with COINCIDENCE

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: coincidence method
Previous Word in the Dictionary: coincide
All Words Near: coincidence

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up coincidence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More