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COINCIDENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coincidence mean? 

COINCIDENCE (noun)
  The noun COINCIDENCE has 3 senses:

1. an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
2. the quality of occupying the same position or area in space
3. the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

  Familiarity information: COINCIDENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COINCIDENCE (noun)


Sense 1coincidence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

coincidence; happenstance

Hypernyms ("coincidence" is a kind of...):

accident; chance event; fortuity (anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause)


Sense 2coincidence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of occupying the same position or area in space

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs

Hypernyms ("coincidence" is a kind of...):

position; spatial relation (the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated)


Sense 3coincidence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The temporal property of two things happening at the same time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

conjunction; co-occurrence; coincidence; concurrence

Context example:

the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable

Hypernyms ("coincidence" is a kind of...):

simultaneity; simultaneousness (happening or existing or done at the same time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coincidence"):

concomitance (occurrence or existence together or in connection with one another)

overlap (the property of partial coincidence in time)

contemporaneity; contemporaneousness (the quality of belonging to the same period of time)

unison (occurring together or simultaneously)


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