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[koh-in-si-duh nt] /koʊˈɪn sɪ dənt/
happening at the same time.
coinciding; occupying the same place or position.
exactly corresponding.
in exact agreement (usually followed by with).
Origin of coincident
1555-65; < Medieval Latin coincident- (stem of coincidēns) present participle of coincidere to coincide; see -ent
Related forms
noncoincident, adjective
precoincident, adjective
precoincidently, adverb
supercoincident, adjective
supercoincidently, adverb
uncoincident, adjective
uncoincidently, adverb
1. simultaneous, synchronous. See contemporary. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for coincident
  • His return, coinciding with the birth of his grandson, is not a coincident.
  • It is generally accepted that the origins of divergence of form are coincident with the processes of speciation itself.
  • It would also be interesting to know if there was a coincident cardiac arrest.
  • The ring fractures from the caldera-forming eruptions are roughly coincident with the caldera.
  • Another suggestion is that there were two more or less coincident eruptions, one each in northern and southern hemispheres.
  • coincident with this, two outside factors came into play.
  • Its general decline is, moreover, coincident with the opening of a period of remarkable development in the gas industry.
  • First, a cause doesn't necessarily need to be coincident to a climax.
  • The real clincher is the coincident numeric value of the flattening.
  • It's coincident with inflating probabilities entangling with boundlessly propagating perception.
British Dictionary definitions for coincident


having the same position in space or time
usually postpositive and foll by with. in exact agreement; consonant
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Word Origin and History for coincident

late 16c., from French coincident, from coincider (see coincide).

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