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[koh-in-sahyd] /ˌkoʊ ɪnˈsaɪd/
verb (used without object), coincided, coinciding.
to occupy the same place in space, the same point or period in time, or the same relative position:
The centers of concentric circles coincide. Our vacations coincided this year.
to correspond exactly, as in nature, character, etc.:
His vocation coincides with his avocation.
to agree or concur, as in thought or opinion:
Their opinions always coincide.
Origin of coincide
1635-45; < Medieval Latin coincidere, equivalent to Latin co- co- + incidere to befall; see incident
Related forms
uncoincided, adjective
uncoinciding, adjective
3. accord, correspond, match, tally, jibe, square.
3. differ, contradict. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for coinciding


verb (intransitive)
to occur or exist simultaneously
to be identical in nature, character, etc
to agree
Word Origin
C18: from Medieval Latin coincidere, from Latin co- together + incidere to occur, befall, from cadere to fall
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Word Origin and History for coinciding



1715, from French coincider (14c.), from Medieval Latin coincidere (in astrological use), literally "to fall upon together," from Latin com- "together" (see co-) + incidere "to fall upon" (in- "upon + cadere "to fall;" see case (n.1)). Related: Coincided; coinciding.

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