happening at the same time.
coinciding; occupying the same place or position.
exactly corresponding.
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
Related formsnon·co·in·ci·dent, adjectivepre·co·in·ci·dent, adjectivepre·co·in·ci·dent·ly, adverbsu·per·co·in·ci·dent, adjectivesu·per·co·in·ci·dent·ly, adverbun·co·in·ci·dent, adjectiveun·co·in·ci·dent·ly, adverb

Synonyms for coincident

Synonym study

1. See contemporary. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coincident

Contemporary Examples of coincident

Historical Examples of coincident

  • The axis of vision is not coincident with the axis of things, and so they appear not transparent but opake.


    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Yet the advent of these texts was coincident with a returning desire to observe nature.

  • Coincident with his thoughts of her, the voice of Helen Cumberly reached his ears!

    The Yellow Claw

    Sax Rohmer

  • So long as the interests are coincident, it works in favour of both.

  • A second terrific drive, coincident with the Marne, had likewise failed.

    They Shall Not Pass

    Frank H. Simonds

British Dictionary definitions for coincident



having the same position in space or time
(usually postpositive and foll by with) in exact agreement; consonant
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Word Origin and History for coincident

late 16c., from French coincident, from coincider (see coincide).

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