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coincidental

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

: happening because of a coincidence : not planned

Full Definition of COINCIDENTAL

1
:  resulting from a coincidence <a coincidental resemblance>
2
:  occurring or existing at the same time <coincidental deaths>

Examples of COINCIDENTAL

  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>

First Known Use of COINCIDENTAL

circa 1800

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