coincide

[ koh-in-sahyd ]
/ ˌkoʊ ɪnˈsaɪd /

verb (used without object), co·in·cid·ed, co·in·cid·ing.

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 formsun·co·in·cid·ed, adjectiveun·co·in·cid·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coincide

coincide

/ (ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪd) /

verb (intr)

to occur or exist simultaneously
to be identical in nature, character, etc
to agree

Word Origin for coincide

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 coincide

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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