[ koh-in-si-den-tl ]
/ koʊˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM coincidental
co·in·ci·den·tal·ly, co·in·ci·dent·ly [koh-in-si-duhnt-lee], /koʊˈɪn sɪ dənt li/, adverbnon·co·in·ci·den·tal, adjectivenon·co·in·ci·den·tal·ly, adverbun·co·in·ci·den·tal, adjective
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How to use coincidental in a sentence
Coincidently, both he and the deputy shadow governor are Korengalis and Zalwar Khan knows them well.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Coincidently, the new issue of GQ magazine tells the story of the men who made ‘The Sopranos.’R.I.P. James Gandolfini: 8 Wild Stories About the Making of ‘The Sopranos’|Anna Klassen|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Coincidently with this general extension of the customs duties special articles such as tea were subjected to increased duties.
It is formed coincidently with the latter out of apparently similar segmentation cells.
Coincidently with the commencing differentiation of hypoblast and mesoblast the segmentation cavity grows smaller and vanishes.
Courtesy increases, as we travel eastward round the world, coincidently with a decrease in the sense of self.The Soul of the Far East|Percival Lowell
Coincidently, God has become less and less a reality and more and more a dream.Arrows of Freethought|George W. Foote
British Dictionary definitions for coincidental
/ (kəʊˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl) /
of or happening by a coincidence; fortuitous
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