- 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
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3. accord, correspond, match, tally, jibe, square.
3. differ, contradict.
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- to occur or exist simultaneously
- to be identical in nature, character, etc
- to agree
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 coincided
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