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Definition of "coincidence" []

  • The state or fact of occupying the same relative position or area in space. (noun)
  • A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged. (noun)
  • A chance occurrence of events remarkable either for being simultaneous or for apparently being connected (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The fact, condition, or state of coinciding (noun)
  • Of or relating to a circuit that produces an output pulse only when both its input terminals receive pulses within a specified interval (noun)

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Use "coincidence" in a sentence
  • "The word coincidence exists in order to stop people from seeing meaning where none exists."
  • "The first thing I think when I hear the word coincidence is synchronicity, and then I think, clear as day, that those things happened on the same day because of what the stars said would happen."
  • "Also a coincidence is the moving of devolution-friendly Huw Irranca from the Welsh Office to DEFRA."