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Webster 1913 Edition


Coincidence

Co-in′ci-dence

(kō̍-ĭn′sĭ-dens)
,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
coïncidence
.]
1.
The condition of occupying the same place in space;
as, the
coincidence
of circles, surfaces, etc.
Bentley.
2.
The condition or fact of happening at the same time;
as, the
coincidence
of the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
.
3.
Exact correspondence in nature, character, result, circumstances, etc.; concurrence; agreement.
The very concurrence and
coincidence
of so many evidences . . . carries a great weight.
Sir M. Hale.
Those who discourse . . . of the nature of truth . . . affirm a perfect
coincidence
between truth and goodness.
South.

Webster 1828 Edition


Coincidence

COINCIDENCE

, n.
1.
The falling or meeting of two or more lines, surfaces, or bodies in the same point.
2.
Concurrence; consistency; agreement; as the coincidence of two or more opinions; coincidence of evidences.
3.
A meeting of events in time; concurrence; a happening at the same time; as coincidence of events.

Definition 2022


coincidence

coincidence

See also: coïncidence

English

Noun

coincidence (plural coincidences)

  1. Of objects, the property of being coincident; occurring at the same time or place.
  2. Of events, the appearance of a meaningful connection when there is none.
  3. (analysis) A coincidence point.
  4. (geometry) A fixed point of a correspondence; a point of a variety corresponding to itself under a correspondence.

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