Definition of coincidental in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəʊɪnsɪˈdɛnt(ə)l/


1Resulting from a coincidence; happening by chance: any resemblance between their reports is purely coincidental
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  • It was coincidental that they happened to share the same Dublin street address.
  • Last night Timothy Lipscomb, vicar of Armley, said it seemed coincidental that the fire had happened so soon after the terror attacks.
  • IT may be coincidental that fat and fatal lie side by side in the dictionary but judging by UK obesity statistics their position seems pertinent.
2Happening or existing at the same time: it’s convenient that his plan is coincidental with the group’s closure
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  • Some of us associate astrology with star signs that talk of things which merely are coincidental with issues happening in our lives.
  • Is moving from head to heart coincidental with moving from stage to film, which is about moving from words to gestures?
  • But it seems to us that some of the wishes are strangely coincidental with Microsoft's own wishes.

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