coincident

adjective
co·​in·​ci·​dent | \ kō-ˈin(t)-sə-dənt How to pronounce coincident (audio) , -ˌdent \

Definition of coincident

1 : of similar nature : harmonious a theory coincident with the facts
2 : occupying the same space or time coincident events Animal hibernation is usually coincident with the approach of winter.

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coincidently \ kō-​ˈin(t)-​sə-​dənt-​lē How to pronounce coincidently (audio) , -​ˌdent-​ ; (ˌ)kō-​ˌin(t)-​sə-​ˈdent-​lē \ adverb

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contemporary, contemporaneous, coeval, synchronous, simultaneous, coincident mean existing or occurring at the same time. contemporary is likely to apply to people and what relates to them. Abraham Lincoln was contemporary with Charles Darwin contemporaneous is more often applied to events than to people. contemporaneous accounts of the kidnapping coeval refers usually to periods, ages, eras, eons. two stars thought to be coeval synchronous implies exact correspondence in time and especially in periodic intervals. synchronous timepieces simultaneous implies correspondence in a moment of time. the two shots were simultaneous coincident is applied to events and may be used in order to avoid implication of causal relationship. the end of World War II was coincident with a great vintage year

Examples of coincident in a Sentence

the hard economic times and the coincident increase in crime were a double strain on the city's social services a study to determine whether the areas with the highest family incomes were coincident with the locations boasting the highest percentage of college graduates
Recent Examples on the Web Microsoft has a year to figure out this last mode, because the Surface Neo won’t be released until the end of 2020, coincident with the Windows 10X OS that’s optimized for the Surface Neo. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Microsoft's Surface Neo is a folding PC with Windows 10X and a 2020 ship date," 2 Oct. 2019 Study co-author James Screen, a researcher at the University of Exeter, says the study relies on three main lines of evidence to conclude that cold mid-latitude winters are coincident with Arctic ice loss. Andrew Freedman, chicagotribune.com, "Loss of Arctic sea ice may not be causing cold winters in U.S., Asia after all, study finds," 19 Aug. 2019 Study co-author James Screen, a researcher at the University of Exeter, says the study relies on three main lines of evidence to conclude that cold mid-latitude winters are coincident with Arctic ice loss. Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Loss of Arctic sea ice may not be causing cold winters in the US and Asia after all," 15 Aug. 2019 Study coauthor James Screen, a researcher at the University of Exeter, says the study relies on three main lines of evidence to conclude that cold mid-latitude winters are coincident with Arctic ice loss. Andrew Freedman, BostonGlobe.com, "Loss of Arctic sea ice may not be causing cold winters in US, Asia after all, study finds," 14 Aug. 2019 Perhaps most importantly, having two detectors allows them to cross-check their data, looking for coincident signals. Quanta Magazine, "Gravitational Waves Discovered at Long Last," 11 Feb. 2016 Pettorino’s translation reads: Given a line segment AB of size equal to our life path, consider its midpoint M. If D is a man called Dante, D shall be coincident with M. The segment AB shall be contained in a dark field DF. Quanta Magazine, "An Italian Cosmologist Who Wanders in Dante’s Dark Wood," 13 Nov. 2018 Different things happen to different people, but aging is coincident with disability. Rachel Withers, Vox, "George H.W. Bush was a champion for people with disabilities," 2 Dec. 2018 There is, perhaps, nothing more likely to disturb the tranquillity of nations than their being bound to mutual contributions for any common object that does not yield an equal and coincident benefit. Fox News Staff, Fox News, "The GOP battle for the speakership intensifies," 7 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of coincident

circa 1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coincident

borrowed from Medieval Latin coincident-, coincidens, present participle of coincidere "to agree in nature, coincide"

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The first known use of coincident was circa 1587

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“Coincident.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coincident. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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coincident

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of coincident

formal : happening at the same time

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