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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
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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  • coincidentally, a department chairman had written with a similar request a few weeks earlier.
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  • Not so coincidentally, that obfuscation seems deliberate somehow on the author's part.
  • The hydrogen atom has two energy levels that coincidentally seem to have the same energy.
  • But, she adds, it's also easy for buildings to be coincidentally aligned with astronomical features.
  • Animals in the wild or the zoo could react to other environmental factors, when coincidentally an earthquake occurs.
  • It has the lowest rate of obesity in the nation, and not coincidentally, about the lowest rate of diabetes.
  • Not coincidentally, they also register the smallest gains in test scores in their first two years in college.
  • Not coincidentally, many of the populists have been military officers.
  • They are, not coincidentally, the village's poorest people.
British Dictionary definitions for coincidentally

coincidental

/kəʊˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl/
adjective
1.
of or happening by a coincidence; fortuitous

coincidentally

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