co·​in·​ci·​dent | \kō-ˈin(t)-sə-dənt, -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, -​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

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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 The board’s coincident index, designed to reflect current economic conditions, rose 0.2% in July to 104.2 from the prior month. Kimberly Chin, WSJ, "U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rose in July," 17 Aug. 2018 The board’s coincident index, designed to reflect current economic conditions, rose 0.2% in March from the prior month. Bowdeya Tweh, WSJ, "U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rose in March," 19 Apr. 2018 But the coincident publication of these two papers, each plausible in itself, is a useful reminder of the requirement, in science, to check the work. The Economist, "Do adult human brains renew their neurons?," 12 Apr. 2018 Cooke initially told the public and its regulators the incident was just a small release of fish, and primarily a business loss for the company, caused by unusually high tides coincident with the solar eclipse the same week. Anchorage Daily News, "Washington state kills Atlantic salmon farming," 4 Mar. 2018 The threat level has again risen, precisely coincident with A&E’s promotion and airing of the second season of this show, now spawning even more threats—bombings, murder and acts of physical violence. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "Scientologists Urge Advertisers to Boycott A&E’s Leah Remini Show," 16 Oct. 2017 Yet at the same time, coincident with this, there were the Dutch elections and the Dutch ended up hand counting their ballots because they were concerned about potential foreign intervention. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "Facebook’s Evidence of Russian Electoral Meddling Is Only ‘the Tip of the Iceberg’," 20 Oct. 2017 The board’s coincident index—designed to reflect current economic conditions—rose 0.1% in September from August. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Leading Economic Indicators Index Falls in September," 19 Oct. 2017

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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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: happening at the same time

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