Definition of coincident in English:


Syllabification: co·in·ci·dent
Pronunciation: /kōˈinsədənt, -ˌdent


  • 1Occurring together in space or time: an increasing specialization of discourse coincident with the progress of the Industrial Revolution
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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.
  • 1.1In agreement or harmony: the stake of defense 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.



Pronunciation: /kōˌinsəˈdentlē/
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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, agreeing', from the verb coincidere (see coincide).

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