[ koh-in-si-duhnt ]
See synonyms for coincident on
  1. happening at the same time.

  2. coinciding; occupying the same place or position.

  1. exactly corresponding.

  2. 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

synonym study For coincident

1. See contemporary.

Other words for coincident

Other words from coincident

  • non·co·in·ci·dent, adjective
  • pre·co·in·ci·dent, adjective
  • pre·co·in·ci·dent·ly, adverb
  • su·per·co·in·ci·dent, adjective
  • su·per·co·in·ci·dent·ly, adverb
  • un·co·in·ci·dent, adjective
  • un·co·in·ci·dent·ly, adverb

Words Nearby coincident Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use coincident in a sentence

  • And coincident with the same, she became the recipient of numerous offers from almost everywhere.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • Almost coincident with the last stroke came the sweeter note of a silver gong from somewhere close at hand.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer
  • The events which led to their conviction were curiously coincident.

  • The little uplift of mood, coincident with the rifling of Riggs's person, had not worn over to this evening camp.

British Dictionary definitions for coincident


/ (kəʊˈɪnsɪdənt) /

  1. having the same position in space or time

  2. (usually postpositive and foll by with) in exact agreement; consonant

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