coincidence

[koh-in-si-duhns]
noun
1.
a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance: Our meeting in Venice was pure coincidence.
2.
the condition or fact of coinciding.
3.
an instance of this.

Origin:
1595–1605; coincid(ent) + -ence

noncoincidence, noun
precoincidence, noun
supercoincidence, noun


1. accident, luck, fate.
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coincidence (kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns)
 
n
1.  a chance occurrence of events remarkable either for being simultaneous or for apparently being connected
2.  the fact, condition, or state of coinciding
3.  (modifier) electronics Compare anticoincidence of or relating to a circuit that produces an output pulse only when both its input terminals receive pulses within a specified interval: coincidence gate

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Word Origin & History

coincidence
1605, "exact correspondence," from Fr. coincidence, from coincider (see coincide). Meaning "a concurrence of events with no apparent connection" is from 1680s.
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Example sentences
It is a coincidence that the show opened in the current delicate economic
  climate.
These successor categories all have the quality of sounding more scientific,
  which is no coincidence.
Here there was no symbolization but a conversion through coincidence.
But all this is accompanied by arbitrary procedure and over-ingenious
  exploitation of coincidence.
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