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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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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

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The first known use of coincident was circa 1587

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“Coincident.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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