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Irony vs. Coincidence

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  • Irony (noun)

    A humorous context.

  • Irony (noun)

    Dramatic irony: a theatrical effect in which the meaning of a situation, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the audience, but not by the characters in the play.

  • Irony (noun)

    Ignorance feigned for the purpose of provoking an antagonist; Socratic irony.

  • Irony (noun)

    The state of two usually unrelated entities, parties, actions, etc. being related through a common connection in an uncommon way.

  • Irony (noun)

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  • Irony (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the metal iron.

    "The food had an irony taste to it."

  • Coincidence (noun)

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

  • Coincidence (noun)

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

  • Coincidence (noun)

    A coincidence point.

  • Coincidence (noun)

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

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Irony (adjective)

    Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles; - In this sense iron is the more common term.

  • Irony (adjective)

    Resembling iron in taste, hardness, or other physical property.

  • Irony (noun)

    Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.

  • Irony (noun)

    A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.

  • Coincidence (noun)

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

  • Coincidence (noun)

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

  • Coincidence (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Irony (noun)

    witty language used to convey insults or scorn;

    "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"

    "irony is wasted on the stupid"

    "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"

  • Irony (noun)

    incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs;

    "the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated"

  • Irony (noun)

    a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

  • Coincidence (noun)

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

  • Coincidence (noun)

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

    "he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs"

  • Coincidence (noun)

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

    "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"

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