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coincide

[koh-in-sahyd] /ˌkoʊ ɪnˈsaɪd/
verb (used without object), coincided, coinciding.
1.
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.
2.
to correspond exactly, as in nature, character, etc.:
His vocation coincides with his avocation.
3.
to agree or concur, as in thought or opinion:
Their opinions always coincide.
Origin of coincide
1635-1645
1635-45; < Medieval Latin coincidere, equivalent to Latin co- co- + incidere to befall; see incident
Related forms
uncoincided, adjective
uncoinciding, adjective
Synonyms
3. accord, correspond, match, tally, jibe, square.
Antonyms
3. differ, contradict.
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  • coinciding with the views of some, and differing from the views of others?

  • coinciding with their natural bias, precept and counsel are commonly lost upon them, if taught by parental example to do evil.

  • coinciding in her wish and appreciating the device, Airey had listened with an applauding smile.

  • We mention this, as coinciding with the account we have given in this volume of that extraordinary character.

  • Humber expressed themselves as coinciding with my views much more than with the views of Bro.

  • The delimitation is thus a quite natural and scientific one, coinciding pretty closely to the water-parting of the two countries.

    In the Border Country

    W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  • This structure is called false bedding; the layers or lamin not coinciding with the planes of stratification.

    Geology James Geikie
  • The audience was deeply impressed by the eloquence of Jimmy Grayson, coinciding so well with their own views.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • An observation which, coinciding with my own mental view for the moment, I quietly agreed in.

British Dictionary definitions for coinciding

coincide

/ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪd/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to occur or exist simultaneously
2.
to be identical in nature, character, etc
3.
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

coincide

v.

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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