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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Other Words from coincident

coincidently \ kō-​ˈin(t)-​sə-​dənt-​lē How to pronounce coincident (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 Several of our hottest summers in the past decade have been coincident with developing La Niñas. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, "2020 was Washington’s 5th-hottest summer on record, with 8 inches more rain than normal," 1 Sep. 2020 Also, just because Guillain-Barre Syndrome occurs in a patient diagnosed with COVID-19, that does not imply that it was caused by the virus; this still may be a coincident occurrence. Aarti Sarwal, The Conversation, "Rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, linked to COVID-19," 7 July 2020 The arrival of the pandemic was also coincident with flu season and the onset of seasonal allergies, which can produce an overlapping set of symptoms. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Could genetics explain the confusing array of SARS-CoV-2 symptoms?," 28 Apr. 2020 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 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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coincident. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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coincident

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of coincident

formal : happening at the same time

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