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coincidental

[koh-in-si-den-tl] /koʊˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl/
adjective
1.
happening by or resulting from coincidence; by chance:
a coincidental meeting.
2.
existing or occurring at the same time.
Origin of coincidental
1790-1800
1790-1800; coincident + -al1
Related forms
coincidentally, coincidently
[koh-in-si-duh nt-lee] /koʊˈɪn sɪ dənt li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
noncoincidental, adjective
noncoincidentally, adverb
uncoincidental, adjective
uncoincidentally, adverb
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  • A taxicab, coincidentally coming from an uptown direction, swung in to the curb.

  • coincidentally was the announcement that she was going in for light opera.

    The Monster Edgar Saltus
  • For, coincidentally with the development of the shack, the builders became something more than partners.

    Penrod and Sam Booth Tarkington
  • It seemed that coincidentally with another shot the Eagle suddenly jumped miles high into the sky.

    Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal G. Harvey Ralphson
  • I would save myself from slaughter and coincidentally save him from the crime of dyeing his hands with the gore of a fellow being.

    Fibble, D. D. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for coincidentally

coincidentally

/kəʊˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəlɪ/
adverb
1.
(sentence modifier) by a coincidence; fortuitously

coincidental

/kəʊˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl/
adjective
1.
of or happening by a coincidence; fortuitous
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Word Origin and History for coincidentally
adv.

1837, from coincidental + -ly (2).

coincidental

adj.

c.1800, from coincident + -al (1).

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