Synonyms & Antonyms of coincident

1 present at the same time and place
  • the hard economic times and the coincident increase in crime were a double strain on the city's social services

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2 occupying the same space
  • 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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3 existing or occurring at the same period of time
  • coincident changes in the region's demographic makeup that were little noted at the time

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How does the adjective coincident differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of coincident are coeval, contemporaneous, contemporary, simultaneous, and synchronous. While all these words mean "existing or occurring at the same time," 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

Where would coeval be a reasonable alternative to coincident?

The meanings of coeval and coincident largely overlap; however, coeval refers usually to periods, ages, eras, eons.

two stars thought to be coeval

When might contemporaneous be a better fit than coincident?

The words contemporaneous and coincident are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, contemporaneous is more often applied to events than to people.

contemporaneous accounts of the kidnapping

When is it sensible to use contemporary instead of coincident?

While in some cases nearly identical to coincident, contemporary is likely to apply to people and what relates to them.

Abraham Lincoln was contemporary with Charles Darwin

When can simultaneous be used instead of coincident?

In some situations, the words simultaneous and coincident are roughly equivalent. However, simultaneous implies correspondence in a moment of time.

the two shots were simultaneous

When could synchronous be used to replace coincident?

While the synonyms synchronous and coincident are close in meaning, synchronous implies exact correspondence in time and especially in periodic intervals.

synchronous timepieces

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The first known use of coincident was circa 1587

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“Coincident.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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