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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.
Synonym Study
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  • The axis of vision is not coincident with the axis of things, and so they appear not transparent but opake.

    Nature Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Yet the advent of these texts was coincident with a returning desire to observe nature.

  • coincident with his thoughts of her, the voice of Helen Cumberly reached his ears!

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • So long as the interests are coincident, it works in favour of both.

  • A second terrific drive, coincident with the Marne, had likewise failed.

    They Shall Not Pass Frank H. Simonds
  • And coincident with the fate of Nineveh had been the rise of the Chaldan power.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • coincident with the departure of the drunkard was the arrival of the Jijona motor-lorry.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • I have seen her, by some miracle of coincident, or by a destiny which never seems to leave me.

    The Wasted Generation Owen Johnson
  • coincident with this development, totemic ideas and customs disappear.

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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