coincidental

[ koh-in-si-den-tl ]
/ koʊˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl /

adjective

happening by or resulting from coincidence; by chance: a coincidental meeting.
existing or occurring at the same time.

Origin of coincidental

First recorded in 1790–1800; coincident + -al1
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coincidental

/ (kəʊˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl) /

adjective

of or happening by a coincidence; fortuitous
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Word Origin and History for coincidental

coincidental


adj.

c.1800, from coincident + -al (1).

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