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# Coincide vs. Coincidence

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Coincideverb

To occupy exactly the same space.

‘The two squares coincide nicely.’;

Coincidencenoun

Of objects, the property of being coincident; occurring at the same time or place.

Coincideverb

To occur at the same time.

‘The conference will coincide with his vacation.’;

Coincidencenoun

Of events, the appearance of a meaningful connection when there is none.

Coincideverb

To correspond, concur, or agree.

‘Our ideas coincide, except in certain areas.’;

Coincidencenoun

(analysis) A coincidence point.

Coincideverb

To occupy the same place in space, as two equal triangles, when placed one on the other.

‘If the equator and the ecliptic had coincided, it would have rendered the annual revoluton of the earth useless.’;

Coincidencenoun

(geometry) A fixed point of a correspondence; a point of a variety corresponding to itself under a correspondence.

Coincideverb

To occur at the same time; to be contemporaneous; as, the fall of Granada coincided with the discovery of America.

Coincidencenoun

The condition of occupying the same place in space; as, the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc.

Coincideverb

To correspond exactly; to agree; to concur; as, our aims coincide.

‘The rules of right jugdment and of good ratiocination often coincide with each other.’;

Coincidencenoun

The condition or fact of happening at the same time; as, the coincidence of the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Coincideverb

go with, fall together

Coincidencenoun

Exact correspondence in nature, character, result, circumstances, etc.; concurrence; agreement.

‘The very concurrence and coincidence of so many evidences . . . carries a great weight.’; ‘Those who discourse . . . of the nature of truth . . . affirm a perfect coincidence between truth and goodness.’;

Coincideverb

happen simultaneously;

‘The two events coincided’;

Coincidencenoun

an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental

Coincideverb

be the same;

‘our views on this matter coincided’;

Coincidencenoun

the quality of occupying the same position or area in space;

‘he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs’;

Coincideverb

occur at the same time

‘publication is timed to coincide with a major exhibition’;

Coincidencenoun

the temporal property of two things happening at the same time;

‘the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable’;

Coincideverb

be present at the same place and at the same time

‘on Friday afternoons we generally coincided’;

Coincidencenoun

a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection

‘they met by coincidence’; ‘it was a coincidence that she was wearing a jersey like Laura's’;

Coincideverb

correspond in position; meet

‘the two long-distance walks briefly coincide here’;

Coincidencenoun

the fact of corresponding in nature or in time of occurrence

‘the coincidence of interest between the mining companies and certain politicians’;

Coincideverb

correspond in nature; tally

‘the interests of employers and employees do not always coincide’;

Coincidencenoun

the presence of ionizing particles or other objects in two or more detectors simultaneously, or of two or more signals simultaneously in a circuit.

Coincideverb

be in agreement

‘the members of the College coincide in this opinion’;

Coincidence

A coincidence is a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances that have no apparent causal connection with one another. The perception of remarkable coincidences may lead to supernatural, occult, or paranormal claims.