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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Coincidence \Co*in"ci*dence\ (k[-o]*[i^]n"s[i^]*dens), n. [Cf.
1. The condition of occupying the same place in space; as,
the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc. --Bentley.
2. The condition or fact of happening at the same time; as,
the coincidence of the deaths of John Adams and Thomas
3. Exact correspondence in nature, character, result,
circumstances, etc.; concurrence; agreement.
The very concurrence and coincidence of so many
evidences . . . carries a great weight. --Sir M.
Those who discourse . . . of the nature of truth . .
. affirm a perfect coincidence between truth and
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: an event that might have been arranged although it was
really accidental [syn: coincidence, happenstance]
2: the quality of occupying the same position or area in space;
"he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross
3: the temporal property of two things happening at the same
time; "the interval determining the coincidence gate is
adjustable" [syn: concurrence, coincidence,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
106 Moby Thesaurus words for "coincidence":
accident, accompaniment, accord, accordance, affinity, agreement,
alliance, assent, association, cahoots, chance, chorus,
co-occurrence, co-working, coaction, coequality, coetaneity,
coetaneousness, coevality, coevalneity, coevalness, coexistence,
coextension, coherence, collaboration, collectivity, collusion,
combination, combined effort, compatibility, concert,
concerted action, concomitance, concomitancy, concord, concordance,
concourse, concurrence, confluence, conformance, conformation,
conformity, congeniality, congruence, congruency, congruity,
conjunction, consilience, consistency, consonance, consort,
conspiracy, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, cooperation,
correspondence, equality, equivalence, fluke, fortuitousness,
fortuity, happenstance, harmony, homogeneity, homoousia, identity,
indistinguishability, intersection, isochronism, junction, luck,
matching, no difference, oneness, overlap, parallelism, parasitism,
peace, rapport, sameness, saprophytism, self-consistency,
self-identity, selfhood, selfness, selfsameness, simultaneity,
symbiosis, symmetry, sync, synchronism, synchronization, synergy,
synonymity, synonymousness, synonymy, tally, timing, togetherness,
uniformity, union, unison, unisonance, united action, unity,
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