adjective \-sə-dənt, -ˌdent\

: happening at the same time

Full Definition of COINCIDENT

:  of similar nature :  harmonious <a theory coincident with the facts>
:  occupying the same space or time <coincident events>
co·in·ci·dent·ly \-sə-dənt-lē, -ˌdent-; (ˌ)kō-ˌin(t)-sə-ˈdent-lē\ adverb

Examples of COINCIDENT

  1. <the hard economic times and the coincident increase in crime were a double strain on the city's social services>
  2. <a study to determine whether the areas with the highest family incomes were coincident with the locations boasting the highest percentage of college graduates>


French coincident, from Medieval Latin coincident-, coincidens, present participle of coincidere
First Known Use: circa 1587


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