Definition of coincident in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəʊˈɪnsɪd(ə)nt/


1Occurring together in space or time: the fall in the stock market was coincident with the slowdown in economic activity
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  • It thereby participates in a larger cultural project coincident with the emergence of capitalism that prefers time to space and history to geography, as ways of valuing life and making it meaningful.
  • Since the focus here is on the general character of the annual cycle, it is not necessary to use ozone data coincident in time and space with the ground-based sensors.
  • This historical moment for the family is coincident with America's historical achievement in space.
2In agreement or harmony: the stake of defence attorneys is not always coincident with that of their clients
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  • And again, the search for community college peer institution selection systems discovered methodologies consistent and coincident with the Brinkman and Teeter typology.
  • Many witnesses speak of good inter-communal relations, of friendships across ethnic and coincident religious divides, of intermarriages and of generally harmonious relations.
  • Philosophers of global justice disagree about how these relationships should be understood, and particularly, whether it is right to regard them as coincident with membership in domestic society.
in agreement, in harmony, in accord, matching, consonant, consistent, compatible, reconcilable, congruent, in conformity, in step, in tune, in balance, in parallel;
the same



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  • So in hopes of ‘healthening’ up the body, I've enlisted the assistance of my girlfriend who, coincidently, happens to be a health student.
  • The closing date for entering the competition was last Friday, which coincidently was the same day the school held their annual Christmas fare.
  • The night was coincidently the anniversary of her first year as Musical Director.


Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin coincident- 'coinciding', from the verb coincidere (see coincide).

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