- 1Resulting from a coincidence; done or happening by chance: any resemblance between their reports is purely coincidental it cannot be coincidental that these years were a time of important new developmentsMore example sentences
- 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 closureMore example sentences
- 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.
- [sentence adverb]: coincidentally, we had both left our previous jobs on the same dayMore example sentences
- It was also, coincidentally, the day Sarah had gone into the village and had her hair cut, despite that fact that her mother had always told her not to.
- It's the least conventional track on the album and, probably not coincidentally, my favorite track too.
- A few months later, Bill and I were again, coincidentally, at the same hotel.
Pronunciation: /kōˌinsəˈdentlē, -ˈdentl-ē/adverb