coincide

[koh-in-sahyd]
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verb (used without object), co·in·cid·ed, co·in·cid·ing.
  1. to occupy the same place in space, the same point or period in time, or the same relative position: The centers of concentric circles coincide. Our vacations coincided this year.
  2. to correspond exactly, as in nature, character, etc.: His vocation coincides with his avocation.
  3. to agree or concur, as in thought or opinion: Their opinions always coincide.

Origin of coincide

1635–45; < Medieval Latin coincidere, equivalent to Latin co- co- + incidere to befall; see incident
Related formsun·co·in·cid·ed, adjectiveun·co·in·cid·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for coinciding

coincide

verb (intr)
  1. to occur or exist simultaneously
  2. to be identical in nature, character, etc
  3. to agree

Word Origin for coincide

C18: from Medieval Latin coincidere, from Latin co- together + incidere to occur, befall, from cadere to fall
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Word Origin and History for coinciding

coincide

v.

1715, from French coincider (14c.), from Medieval Latin coincidere (in astrological use), literally "to fall upon together," from Latin com- "together" (see co-) + incidere "to fall upon" (in- "upon + cadere "to fall;" see case (n.1)). Related: Coincided; coinciding.

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