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Definition of "coincident" [co•in•ci•dent]

  • Occupying the same area in space or happening at the same time: a series of coincident events. See Synonyms at contemporary. (adjective)
  • Being very similar to another, as in nature: testimony that was coincident with the actual facts. (adjective)
  • Matching point for point; coinciding: coincident circles. (adjective)

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.

Use "coincident" in a sentence
  • "This fourth estate, in the recesses of whose heart there lies no germ of a new and further development of privilege, is therefore a term coincident with the human race."
  • "Are we not cultivating the belief that we are fit and capable for any military strain coincident with invasion?"
  • "Contrary to popular belief, there's no Japanese term coincident with the word Wii -"