- 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.
- to correspond exactly, as in nature, character, etc.: His vocation coincides with his avocation.
- to agree or concur, as in thought or opinion: Their opinions always coincide.
Origin of coincide
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3. accord, correspond, match, tally, jibe, square.
3. differ, contradict.
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That first video appeared on Al Jazeera on October 7, 2001, coinciding with the start of the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan.Photos Will Give Closure on Osama
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Coinciding with the views of some, and differing from the views of others?Three Accounts of Peterloo
Coinciding with their natural bias, precept and counsel are commonly lost upon them, if taught by parental example to do evil.Sermons on Various Important Subjects
Coinciding in her wish and appreciating the device, Airey had listened with an applauding smile.The Intrusions of Peggy
We mention this, as coinciding with the account we have given in this volume of that extraordinary character.Curiosities of Human Nature
Humber expressed themselves as coinciding with my views much more than with the views of Bro.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler
- to occur or exist simultaneously
- to be identical in nature, character, etc
- to agree
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
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