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coincidental

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adjective co·in·ci·den·tal \(ˌ)kō-ˌin(t)-sə-ˈden-təl\

Simple Definition of coincidental

  • : happening because of a coincidence : not planned

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coincidental

  1. 1 :  resulting from a coincidence <a coincidental resemblance>

  2. 2 :  occurring or existing at the same time <coincidental deaths>

Examples of coincidental in a sentence

  1. The fact that he and his boss went to the same college was purely coincidental.

  2. <the nearly coincidental deaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa>



Circa 1800

First Known Use of coincidental

circa 1800



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