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
Dahlan’s desire to return from exile and one day succeed Abbas has coincided with Hamas’ growing desperation as Abbas has been applying greater financial pressure on Gaza.
The stretch has coincided with a resurgent run from Kennedy, the steady right-hander who lost his delivery after a hamstring injury.
Vanita Gupta, the former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s office of Civil Rights, said that the timing of the letter coincides with a Justice Department request to states for information on voter registration processes.
The time coincides with the neighborhood's annual July 4 parade.
His departure has coincided with a downturn in the Bulls' fortunes, although Thibodeau fared even worse with a young Timberwolves squad last season, going 31-51.
An altered mindset has coincided with vast improvement.
This will be a football-only facility and will be the first major football improvement since 2003 with the stadium tower coinciding with its FBS move.
Haworth went on to launch her brand a year after graduating, which happened to coincide with the height of the recession.
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Origin and Etymology of coincide
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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