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coincidental

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

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

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Origin of coincidental

First recorded in 1790–1800; coincident + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for coincidentally (1 of 2)

coincidentally

/ (kəʊˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəlɪ) /

adverb

(sentence modifier) by a coincidence; fortuitously

British Dictionary definitions for coincidentally (2 of 2)

coincidental

/ (kəʊˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl) /

adjective

of or happening by a coincidence; fortuitous
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