Coincidence

  • 1 coïncidence — [ kɔɛ̃sidɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1464 coincidance « similitude »; de coïncider 1 ♦ Géom. État de deux figures superposables point par point. 2 ♦ (XIXe) Cour. Fait de coïncider; événements qui arrivent ensemble (par hasard ou comme par hasard). ⇒… …

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  • 2 Coincidence — Co*in ci*dence (k[ o]*[i^]n s[i^]*dens), n. [Cf. F. co[ i]ncidence.] 1. The condition of occupying the same place in space; as, the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc. Bentley. [1913 Webster] 2. The condition or fact of happening at the same… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Coincidence — Coïncidence En informatique, l opérateur logique Coïncidence (ou équivalence logique) peut se définir par la phrase suivante: « La sortie est VRAI si et seulement si les deux entrées sont identiques » On peut donc noter qu il s agit de… …

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  • 4 coïncidence — COÏNCIDENCE. s. f. État de deux choses qui coïncident. La coïncidence de deux lignes, de deux surfaces …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 coincidence — c.1600, exact correspondence, from Fr. coincidence, from coincider (see COINCIDE (Cf. coincide)). Meaning a concurrence of events with no apparent connection is from 1680s …

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  • 6 coincidence — [n1] agreement; coexistence accompaniment, accord, accordance, collaboration, concomitance, concurrence, conformity, conjunction, consonance, correlation, correspondence, parallelism, synchronism, union; concepts 667,684,714 Ant. clash, deviation …

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  • 7 coincidence — index concordance, conformity (agreement), connivance, contingency, happenstance, synchronism, synergy …

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  • 8 coincidence — ► NOUN 1) a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection. 2) correspondence in nature or in time of occurrence. DERIVATIVES coincident adjective coincidental adjective coincidentally adverb …

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  • 9 coincidence — [kō in′sə dəns] n. [Fr < ML coincidentia] 1. the fact or condition of coinciding 2. an accidental and remarkable occurrence of events or ideas at the same time, suggesting but lacking a causal relationship …

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  • 10 Coincidence — For more on simultaneous events, see Concurrency (disambiguation). It is no great wonder if in long process of time, while fortune takes her course hither and thither, numerous coincidences should spontaneously occur. Plutarch. Plutarch s Lives:… …

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  • 11 coincidence — n. 1) mere, pure, sheer coincidence 2) a happy; interesting; odd, strange; remarkable coincidence 3) a coincidence that + clause (it was pure coincidence that we were seated together) 4) by coincidence (we ended up in the same town by sheer… …

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  • 12 coincidence */ — UK [kəʊˈɪnsɪd(ə)ns] / US [koʊˈɪnsɪdəns] noun Word forms coincidence : singular coincidence plural coincidences 1) [countable/uncountable] a situation in which separate things happen by chance at the same time or in the same way coincidence that:… …

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  • 13 coincidence — co|in|ci|dence [kəuˈınsıdəns US kou ] n 1.) [U and C] when two things happen at the same time, in the same place, or to the same people in a way that seems surprising or unusual →↑coincide, coincidental ↑coincidental ▪ I m going to Appleby… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 coincidence — co|in|ci|dence [ kou ınsıdəns ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount a situation in which separate things happen by chance at the same time or in the same way: coincidence that: It was rather a coincidence that she appeared at that exact moment. by… …

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  • 15 coincidence — noun 1 (C, U) a surprising and unexpected situation in which two things that are connected happen at the same time, in the same place, or to the same people: What a coincidence! I didn t know you were going to be in Geneva too! | by coincidence:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 coincidence — 01. It was quite a [coincidence] that my neighbor and I both went to Disneyland on the same day. 02. Sharon said it was just a [coincidence] that she was at the bar every time I went there, but I think she has a drinking problem. 03. Any… …

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  • 17 coincidence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, pure, sheer ▪ It was pure coincidence that they were both in Vegas on the same day. ▪ mere ▪ happy, lucky …

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  • 18 coincidence — [[t]koʊɪ̱nsɪdəns[/t]] coincidences N VAR A coincidence is when two or more similar or related events occur at the same time by chance and without any planning. Mr. Berry said the timing was a coincidence and that his decision was unrelated to Mr …

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  • 19 coincidence — noun 1) too close to be mere coincidence Syn: accident, chance, serendipity, fortuity, providence, happenstance, fate; a fluke 2) the coincidence of inflation and unemployment Syn: co occurrence, coexistence, conjun …

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  • 20 COÏNCIDENCE — s. f. T. de Géom. État de deux choses qui coïncident. La coïncidence de deux lignes, de deux surfaces.   Il se dit quelquefois figurément, en parlant De choses qui arrivent en même temps. La coïncidence de ces deux événements est très remarquable …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)