• WordNet 3.6
    • adj coincident matching point for point "coincident circles"
    • adj coincident occurring or operating at the same time "a series of coincident events"
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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.
    • a Coincident Having coincidence; occupying the same place; contemporaneous; concurrent; -- followed by with. "Christianity teaches nothing but what is perfectly suitable to, and coincident with, the ruling principles of a virtuous and well-inclined man."
    • n Coincident One of two or more coincident events; a coincidence. "Coincidents and accidents."
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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.
    • coincident Occupying the same place in space, or the same position in a scale or series; coinciding. In geometry, two figures are coincident which are everywhere infinitely near to each other; but two coincident points often lie upon a definite right line, etc.
    • coincident Happening at the same time; coexistent: with with.
    • coincident Concurrent; exactly corresponding; in all respects conformable; consistent.
    • n coincident A concurrence; a coincidence.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Art the end result of perception, wisdom, intelligence, discipline, hard work, passion, luck, accident, and coincidence.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.”
  • Roy Hattersley
    Roy Hattersley
    “Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.”
  • Sir William Temple
    “When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.”
  • Woody Allen
    “A Bay Area Bisexual told me I didn't quite coincide with either of her desires.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. coïncident,


In literature:

Her feelings coincided with the judgment of her understanding.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843" by Various
The uncle was expressing his astonishment at these coincidences when Janet came in.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
For the more complicated seems the coincidence, the less it can be a coincidence.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
You will perceive by this letter, and the papers it encloses, what part of the ideas of the Count d'Estain coincide with our views.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The coincidences between Joel and Amos cannot well be regarded as accidental.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Coincidences in the nature of superficial word resemblances are common in all languages of the world.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
Their Paradise goings and comings had not coincided very evenly.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
The connection may not, of course, be one of cause and effect; it may be a mere coincidence.
"Health and Education" by Charles Kingsley
In the Conference at Rome the universal day was made to coincide with the astronomical day.
"International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a Prime Meridian and a Universal Day. October, 1884." by Various
By a strange coincidence, however, his worship of Napoleon has proved itself invaluable in an unexpected way.
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
The coincidence was too startlingly out of nature for him to accept a brother and a sister too.
"The Chief Legatee" by Anna Katharine Green
Is it a mere coincidence that the ancient Greeks used water-clocks?
"China and the Chinese" by Herbert Allen Giles
It was no doubt a mere coincidence, but it was a very disagreeable one.
"A Dozen Ways Of Love" by Lily Dougall
In extreme cases like this, instinct coincides with the work of organization.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
What odd coincidence, what odd impulse had brought him to her very chair?
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
If that wasn't the damnedest coincidence!
"The Observers" by G. L. Vandenburg
Besides, it might all have been only his imagination; in part it could have been nothing else, and the rest was a mere coincidence.
"Cecilia" by F. Marion Crawford
We have seen that repeated coincidence raises a presumption of causal connexion between the coinciding events.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
I regarded it as a proof that her hurried journey was not a flight, but a mere coincidence.
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
This is no coincidence!
"The Adventures of the U-202" by E. Spiegel

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:

Rootless corn problems are usually caused by weather-related conditions that coincide with development of the permanent (or nodal) root system and various environmental factors.
Since 1996, the Key Largo Sailfish Challenge has coincided with the height of the Florida Keys sailfish season, and the 17th annual tournament is set for Friday through Sunday, Jan 4-6.
To coincide with the release of their highly-anticipated new album, 12 Stones is gearing up to hit the road this spring along with Saliva and Royal Bliss.
Is this just a bizarre fashion coincidence.
I </span & t's either an incredibly instructive coincidence or the slyest bit of architecture-as-social-commentary we've ever seen in the 'Kane.
Much of the joy of a New York concert season is to be found in the coincidences, the minifestivals, even miniseasons, that arise between competing institutions.
Silky cover corner's career on the Dolphins coincided with the final four years of the Don Shula era.
Primary coinciding with first day of school has little impact in Fall River.
Michele Bachmann's campaign recently announced a weekend of stops in Florida, perfectly timed to coincide with the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
The UL/cUL distinctions also coincide with the first American theatrical-venue use of sine wave technology at the Overture Center for the Arts, in Madison, WI.
It's no coincidence that ZZ rhymes with sleazy .
It’s no coincidence that ZZ rhymes with sleazy .
The next Sip 'N See reception at the MAC on Main Art Gallery and Studio will coincide with Thomson's annual tree lighting, which takes place across the street at The Depot.
The festival is timed to coincide with the annual fall bird migration.
Contemporary art auctions held March 7 were timed to coincide with the numerous art fairs that dotted New York city, yielding healthy results.

In science:

As will be established later on, the Hamiltonian (which coincides with the energy when the time evolution parameter t coincides with the physical time) is then indeed a constant of motion, namely a conserved quantity.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
When the evolution parameter t coincides with the physical time, the Hamiltonian coincides with the energy of the system, which is then conserved.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
We know that both PB and that f and g be the identity maps and B |⌣ A PC coincide with PA on A, but we still do not know that they coincide on B ∩ C , so let us keep the distinction for a while.
Lovely pairs of models: the non first order case
The delayed coincidence (DC ) required the IC time to be at least 1.5 ns later than the CK coincidence to select kaon decays at rest.
Study of the decay K+ => pi+,nu,nubar in the momentum region 140
After the application of the delayed coincidence, C = 2 events remained for a rejection of the delayed coincidence cut of 6425 ± 4543.
Study of the decay K+ => pi+,nu,nubar in the momentum region 140
Scheme of MPC setups for measurements of scintillation characteristics: a) coincidence trigger and b) self-trigger option. PMT – photomult iplier, PA – preamplifier, TR – transient recorder, Amp – linear amplifier, SCA – single chan nel analyser, Delay – gate and delay generator, Coinc. – coincidence unit.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
Then L(V , D) coincides with Greenberg’s L-invariant and the above conjecture coincides with the conjecture formulated in [G], p. 166. 3) Our definition of the L-invariant generalizes without modifications to the case of an arbitrary coefficient field L/Qp .
A Generalization of Greenberg's $\Cal L$-invariant
The cosmological CGBs which could coincide only randomly serve as a comparison criterion. As numerical indicator for CGB and star coordinates coincidence a deviation ∆r = (∆α2 + ∆δ2)1/2 was used, where ∆α and ∆δ are angular differences for right ascension and declination.
Stellar Sources of Gamma-Bursts
Here Λ is fixed, and coincides with the scale of the SU (2) theory. m is also fixed, and coincides with the mass of the single flavor hypermultiplet. u parameterizes the Coulomb branch.
Asymptotically free N=2 theories and irregular conformal blocks
Here Λ is fixed, and coincides with the scale of the SU (2) theory. m1,2 are also fixed, and coincide with the masses of the two flavor hypermultiplets. u parameterizes the Coulomb branch.
Asymptotically free N=2 theories and irregular conformal blocks
Observe that D± can be isotoped so that they coincide along ηi and so that D− and DA coincide along γ (cid:48) .
A Homological Approach to Relative Knot Invariants
Let MP (E ) be the set of T invariant probability measures on E whose marginal on Ω coincides with P and EP (E ) be the set of T invariant ergodic probability measures on E whose marginal on Ω coincides with P.
On the topological pressure of random bundle transformations in sub-additive case
In [, Theorem 4.6] it has been shown that in a large class of Krull monoids, the tame degree coincides with the τ invariant, whereas in numerical monoids generated by generalized arithmetic sequences it coincides with the ω invariant.
The catenary and tame degree of numerical monoids generated by generalized arithmetic sequences
So to prove that the two measures on RN – given by the two constructions – coincide, it is enough to see that they coincide on such cylinder sets.
Entropy and Hausdorff Dimension in Random Growing Trees
For coincident D-branes, the U (1) gauge symmetry for individual D-brane is enhanced to a U (N ) gauge symmetry, and the N 2 dependence of the entropy is nicely accounted for by the N 2 degrees of freedom present in the supersymmetric U (N ) Yang-Mills description of the coincident D-branes.
Cartan-Weyl 3-algebras and the BLG Theory I: Classification of Cartan-Weyl 3-algebras