coincide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v coincide happen simultaneously "The two events coincided"
    • v coincide be the same "our views on this matter coincided"
    • v coincide go with, fall together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" after Alice Pleasance Liddell. It was to be believed he fell in love with her and asked the parents if he could some day marry her. The parents disconnected their friendship. Alice Liddell has 12 letters, as does the pen name Lewis Carroll. It's a coincidence he uses 2 r's where the 2 d's are, as with the 2 L's.
    • Coincide To correspond exactly; to agree; to concur; as, our aims coincide . "The rules of right jugdment and of good ratiocination often coincide with each other."
    • Coincide To occupy the same place in space, as two equal triangles, when placed one on the other. "If the equator and the ecliptic had coincided , it would have rendered the annual revoluton of the earth useless."
    • Coincide To occur at the same time; to be contemporaneous; as, the fall of Granada coincided with the discovery of America.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The chameleon has several cell layers beneath its transparent skin. These layers are the source of the chameleon's color change. Some of the layers contain pigments, while others just reflect light to create new colors. Several factors contribute to the color change. A popular misconception is that chameleons change color to match their environment. This isn't true. Light, temperature, and emotional state commonly bring about a chameleon's change in color. The chameleon will most often change between green, brown and gray, which coincidently, often matches the background colors of their habitat.
    • coincide To occupy the same place in space, the same point or period in time, or the same position in a scale or series: as, a temperature of 25° on the centigrade scale coincides with one of 77° on the scale of Fahrenheit; the rise of the church coincides with the decline of the Roman empire.
    • coincide To concur; agree; correspond exactly: as, the judges did not coincide in opinion; that did not coincide with my views.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Coincide kō-in-sīd′ to fall in with, or agree, in opinion: to correspond: to be identical
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Quotations

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    “Art the end result of perception, wisdom, intelligence, discipline, hard work, passion, luck, accident, and coincidence.”
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    “A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.”
  • Roy Hattersley
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    “Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.”
  • Sir William Temple
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    “When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.”
  • Woody Allen
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    “A Bay Area Bisexual told me I didn't quite coincide with either of her desires.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. co-, + incidere, to fall on; in + cadere, to fall: cf. F. coïncider,. See Chance (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. co-, together, incidĕrein, in, cadĕre, to fall.

Usage

In literature:

Of his coincidence in the popular theories, and especially in the doctrine of damnation, I have already given instances.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
His opinion of the play so obviously coincided with her own.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
There is a coincidence with Bacon in verses 1026-9 of Book II.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
It is a curious coincidence that it was at this very moment that the Duke of Romagna, who had vanished from the stage, again appeared.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
How strange the coincidence!
"Three People" by Pansy
I have now established the coincidence between the markings of rocks in Australia, in tropical America, and in Scotland.
"The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore" by Andrew Lang
What could be more wonderful than this coincidence?
"The Daffodil Mystery" by Edgar Wallace
One more incident, or rather coincidence, and I must close my Indian chapter.
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
Mrs Garnett opened the ball with a coincidence taken from her own life, the cone burning bright and blue the while.
"A College Girl" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He is free whose will coincides with his outward law.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
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In poetry:

'Coincident design!
Though these my father's enemies were and mine,
I nourished a like purpose — to restore them
Each letter and line.'
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Tuesday's lunar eclipse was the first time that it has coincided with winter's solstice since 1638, 372 years.
For star-gazers and heavenly body admirers alike, tonight will be a unique instance of a total lunar eclipse coinciding with the Winter solstice .
Lunar eclipse coincides with winter solstice .
The program sends students out three times a year to coincide with the university calendar.
Scriptures don't coincide with written document .
YANGON , Myanmar — Myanmar set free dozens of political prisoners Monday in an amnesty that coincided with the historic visit of President Barack Obama.
Moleapalooza Coincides With ShowBiz, Company's 75th .
What was strange is that the Gmail outage coincided with widespread reports that Google's Chrome browser was also crashing.
An Army Black Hawk helicopter surprised the students at Peachtree City Elementary School Thursday morning for a special visit to coincide with the school's early celebration of Veterans Day.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar set free dozens of political prisoners Monday in an amnesty that coincided with the historic visit of President Barack Obama.
YANGON, Myanmar—Myanmar has set free dozens of political prisoners around the country in an amnesty that coincides with the historic visit of President Barack Obama.
The ENPS purchase coincides with a major expansion of news programming from BET's Washington studios.
The shoes coincide with the release of the new " Assassin 's Creed 3" video game.
It's no coincidence Foreigner is touring in support of its three-disc "Feels Like The First Time" collection.
As a physician, I've seen so many autistic children with similar medical problems that I can't believe it's just a coincidence.
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In science:

The parity invariant part will coincide with the Cartan equation of the action density without the term G(λ, e).
On the triviality of certain non-Riemannian models of gravitation
For any determinantal random point field with probability 1 no two particles coincide.
Determinantal random point fields
It is enough to show that for any n with probability 1 no two particles in Bn coincide.
Determinantal random point fields
Macchi, The coincidence approach to stochastic point processes, Adv.
Determinantal random point fields
Remark 2.3 Right ideals are defined similarly, but they coincides with left ideals.
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras
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