Definition of coincide
1a : to occupy the same place in space or time The base of the triangle coincides with one side of the square. The heroic age of bridge construction coincided with the expansion of the railroads … — Mario Salvadorib : to occupy exactly corresponding or equivalent positions on a scale or in a series 100° Celsius coincides with 212° Fahrenheit.
2 : to correspond in nature, character, or function “ … our sentiments coincided in every particular … ” — Jane Austen
3 : to be in accord or agreement : concur She coincided with his views on most subjects.
Examples of coincide in a Sentence
The goals of the business partners coincide.
the heaviest snowfall of the season coincided with the start of our weeklong ski vacation
Recent Examples of coincide from the Web
Spotty demand for American stocks coincided with hiccups in economic data.
In previous years, Sunday home games coinciding with the marathon were typically played at a later time.
The Saudi-Emirati media campaign against Qatar happened to coincide with a high-profile event in Washington, where analysts and former senior U.S. officials cast doubt on Qatar’s reliability as a regional security partner.
The administration is calling for marches of its own Wednesday to coincide with the meeting in Washington.
Coinciding with the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during the daylight hours, advances have so far been slow.
Ominously, the U.S.-Germany rift coincides with the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union—an exit that will greatly weaken London’s clout versus Berlin.
That inn, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, burned in 1997, and the rebuilding happened to coincide with the demolition of the old gymnasium at the boys camp, where the climactic dance scene that ends the film was shot.
In the meantime, Benson is confident Lockport is about to experience retail growth to coincide with the industrial and residential developments already there.
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Synonym Discussion of coincide
COINCIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coincide for English Language Learners
: to happen at the same time as something else
: to agree with something exactly : to be the same as something else
COINCIDE Defined for Kids
Definition of coincide for Students
1 : to happen at the same time The band's performance is scheduled to coincide with the fireworks.
2 : to agree exactly Their goals coincided.
3 : to occupy the same space The edges of the wallpaper must coincide.
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