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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coincidence  \Co*in"ci*dence\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  co["i]ncidence.] 
  1.  The  condition  of  occupying  the  same  place  in  space;  as 
  the  coincidence  of  circles,  surfaces,  etc  --Bentley. 
 
  2.  The  condition  or  fact  of  happening  at  the  same  time;  as 
  the  coincidence  of  the  deaths  of  John  Adams  and  Thomas 
  Jefferson. 
 
  3.  Exact  correspondence  in  nature,  character,  result, 
  circumstances,  etc.;  concurrence;  agreement. 
 
  The  very  concurrence  and  coincidence  of  ao  many 
  evidences  .  .  .  carries  a  great  weight.  --Sir  M. 
  Hale. 
 
  Those  who  discourse  .  .  .  of  the  nature  of  truth  .  . 
  .  affirm  a  perfect  coincidence  between  truth  and 
  goodness.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coincidence 
  n  1:  an  event  that  might  have  been  arranged  although  it  was 
  really  accidental  [syn:  {happenstance}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  occupying  the  same  position  or  area  in  space; 
  "he  waited  for  the  coincidence  of  the  target  and  the  cross 
  hairs" 
  3:  the  temporal  property  of  two  things  happening  at  the  same 
  time;  "the  interval  determining  the  coincidence  gate  is 
  adjustable"  [syn:  {concurrence},  {conjunction},  {co-occurrence}] 




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