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Word forms "coincidence":
singular coincidence plural coincidences1) [countable/uncountable] a situation in which separate things happen by chance at the same time or in the same waycoincidence that:by coincidence:
It was rather a coincidence that she appeared at that exact moment.no coincidence:
By coincidence, his teaching contract finished at about the same time his first book was published.pure/sheer coincidence:
It is no coincidence that coastal communities have often been deeply religious.
It might have been planned or it might have been pure coincidence.2) [singular/uncountable] formal a situation in which ideas or opinions are the samecoincidence of:
They have a substantial coincidence of business interests.
English dictionary. 2014.
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coïncidence — [ kɔɛ̃sidɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1464 coincidance « similitude »; de coïncider 1 ♦ Géom. État de deux figures superposables point par point. 2 ♦ (XIXe) Cour. Fait de coïncider; événements qui arrivent ensemble (par hasard ou comme par hasard). ⇒… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Coincidence — Co*in ci*dence (k[ o]*[i^]n s[i^]*dens), n. [Cf. F. co[ i]ncidence.] 1. The condition of occupying the same place in space; as, the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc. Bentley. [1913 Webster] 2. The condition or fact of happening at the same… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Coincidence — Coïncidence En informatique, l opérateur logique Coïncidence (ou équivalence logique) peut se définir par la phrase suivante: « La sortie est VRAI si et seulement si les deux entrées sont identiques » On peut donc noter qu il s agit de… … Wikipédia en Français
coïncidence — COÏNCIDENCE. s. f. État de deux choses qui coïncident. La coïncidence de deux lignes, de deux surfaces … Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798
coincidence — c.1600, exact correspondence, from Fr. coincidence, from coincider (see COINCIDE (Cf. coincide)). Meaning a concurrence of events with no apparent connection is from 1680s … Etymology dictionary
coincidence — [n1] agreement; coexistence accompaniment, accord, accordance, collaboration, concomitance, concurrence, conformity, conjunction, consonance, correlation, correspondence, parallelism, synchronism, union; concepts 667,684,714 Ant. clash, deviation … New thesaurus
coincidence — index concordance, conformity (agreement), connivance, contingency, happenstance, synchronism, synergy … Law dictionary
coincidence — ► NOUN 1) a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection. 2) correspondence in nature or in time of occurrence. DERIVATIVES coincident adjective coincidental adjective coincidentally adverb … English terms dictionary
coincidence — [kō in′sə dəns] n. [Fr < ML coincidentia] 1. the fact or condition of coinciding 2. an accidental and remarkable occurrence of events or ideas at the same time, suggesting but lacking a causal relationship … English World dictionary
Coincidence — For more on simultaneous events, see Concurrency (disambiguation). It is no great wonder if in long process of time, while fortune takes her course hither and thither, numerous coincidences should spontaneously occur. Plutarch. Plutarch s Lives:… … Wikipedia
coincidence — n. 1) mere, pure, sheer coincidence 2) a happy; interesting; odd, strange; remarkable coincidence 3) a coincidence that + clause (it was pure coincidence that we were seated together) 4) by coincidence (we ended up in the same town by sheer… … Combinatory dictionary