a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance: Our meeting in Venice was pure coincidence.
the condition or fact of coinciding.
an instance of this.

1595–1605; coincid(ent) + -ence

noncoincidence, noun
precoincidence, noun
supercoincidence, noun

1. accident, luck, fate. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To coincidence
World English Dictionary
coincidence (kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns)
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

1605, "exact correspondence," from Fr. coincidence, from coincider (see coincide). Meaning "a concurrence of events with no apparent connection" is from 1680s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
It is a coincidence that the show opened in the current delicate economic
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.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature