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coincide

[koh-in-sahyd]
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verb (used without object), co·in·cid·ed, co·in·cid·ing.
  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.
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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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3. accord, correspond, match, tally, jibe, square.

Antonyms

3. differ, contradict.
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  • If the two coincided in regard to direction, the attack commenced.

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    Charles W. Domville-Fife

  • Then I sang the Tragala, which coincided with the political views of my friends.

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    Charles Godfrey Leland

  • It coincided quite fortuitously with the plans of the Council itself.

    Cubs of the Wolf

    Raymond F. Jones

  • In this, as in most other of Barny's opinions, Peter and Jemmy coincided.

  • But he coincided fully in the propriety of the proposed course.

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    Lewis C. Lockwood


British Dictionary definitions for coincided

coincide

verb (intr)
  1. to occur or exist simultaneously
  2. to be identical in nature, character, etc
  3. to agree
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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 coincided

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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