Coincide Co`in*cide", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Coincided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coinciding}.] [L. co- + incidere to fall on; in + cadere to fall: cf. F. co["i]ncider. See {Chance}, n.] 1. To occupy the same place in space, as two equal triangles, when placed one on the other. [1913 Webster]

If the equator and the ecliptic had coincided, it would have rendered the annual revoluton of the earth useless. --Cheyne. [1913 Webster]

2. To occur at the same time; to be contemporaneous; as, the fall of Granada coincided with the discovery of America. [1913 Webster]

3. To correspond exactly; to agree; to concur; as, our aims coincide. [1913 Webster]

The rules of right jugdment and of good ratiocination often coincide with each other. --Watts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • coincide — 1715, from Fr. coincider (14c.), from M.L. coincidere (in astrological use), lit. to fall upon together, from L. com together (see CO (Cf. co )) + incidere to fall upon (in upon + cadere to fall; see CASE (Cf. case) (1 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • coincide — co|in|cide [ ,kouın saıd ] verb intransitive ** 1. ) to happen at the same time as something else: The arrivals of the boat and the train are supposed to coincide. coincide with: The statement was timed to coincide with the General s return to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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