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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Definitions for coincident

  1. happening at the same time.
  2. coinciding; occupying the same place or position.
  3. exactly corresponding.

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Citations for coincident
And the third element of man is the reflection of his perishable substance in the astral light, coincident with him, but not visible to his earthly eye. Francis Marion Crawford, Zoroaster, 1885
For the brickmaker had been a notorious poacher, and was suspected, though there was no good evidence against him, of being the man who had shot a neighboring gamekeeper in the leg. However that might be, it is certain that shortly after the accident referred to, which was coincident with the arrival of an awakening Methodist preacher at Treddleston, a great change had been observed in the brickmaker… George Eliot, Adam Bede, 1859
Origin of coincident
Coincident entered English in the mid-1500s and comes from the Medieval Latin coincidere meaning "to coincide."
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