[ 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
Perhaps uncoincidentally, blue and orange are the colors he uses on his campaign posters.Anthony Weiner Is Now Wearing Colorful Pants on the Mayoral Campaign Trail|Isabel Wilkinson|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for coincidental
/ (kəʊˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəl) /
of or happening by a coincidence; fortuitous
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