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coincidence

[koh-in-si-duh ns] /koʊˈɪn sɪ dəns/
noun
1.
a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance:
Our meeting in Venice was pure coincidence.
2.
the condition or fact of coinciding.
3.
an instance of this.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; coincid(ent) + -ence
Related forms
noncoincidence, noun
precoincidence, noun
supercoincidence, noun
Synonyms
1. accident, luck, fate.
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coincidence

/kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns/
noun
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) 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 Compare anticoincidence
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Word Origin and History for super coincidence

coincidence

n.

c.1600, "exact correspondence," from French coincidence, from coincider (see coincide). Meaning "a concurrence of events with no apparent connection" is from 1680s.

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