coincidental

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj coincidental occurring or operating at the same time "a series of coincident events"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1996, Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for applesauce, which coincidentally is what his name means in Japanese.
    • a Coincidental Coincident.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coincidental Pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of coincidence or a coincidence; happening at or about the same time as another event to which it is in some notable way related.
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Quotations

  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “Revolutions are the only way we can evolve coincidentally. Otherwise we'll be held back while the people we need to revolt against do.”

Usage

In literature:

In a universe governed by karma, few experiences are coincidental.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
These are among the refinements of practice coincidental with the advance of the art.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
For, coincidentally with the development of the shack, the builders became something more than partners.
"Penrod and Sam" by Booth Tarkington
The season does not commence till November, coincidental with the departure of the mosquitoes.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
Vaccination has exceptionally been responsible for the disease, probably through some coincidental infection.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
It is called upon daily to replan and reconceive, coincidentally with the daily progress of the constructions and operation.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
McCann just coincidentally happens to die right after he and his partner make their big strike.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
Before long there were half a dozen instances, some trivial, or seemingly coincidental, but all forming our theory.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
Coincidentally other discoveries made themselves manifest to his understanding.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
He was quite instantly, unexpectedly, and acutely made conscious of something extremely coincidental.
"Interference and Other Football Stories" by Harold M. Sherman
Coincidentally the legislature prohibited any marriage contracted otherwise than in the manner then prescribed.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Then the Winchester's report thundered and roared deafeningly; coincidentally arose a nerve-shattering scream.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
The other, though not our own, was almost coincidental, and happened to our engineer friend, Mr Vercoe.
"Byways of Ghost-Land" by Elliott O'Donnell
Coincidentally, his ears were assailed by strange sound.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Already married, attentive meanwhile to his brother's wife, he was coincidentally epris with their various maids of honor.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
When the false perception coincides with nothing of the sort, it is styled non-coincidental.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
A fortnight previously a high tide and a heavy blow had occurred coincidentally.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
Coincidentally the car came to a stop.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
Any sleeping the adults might accomplish during the daylight hours would be purely coincidental.
"Four and Twenty Beds" by Nancy Vogel
Her intelligence, he believes, awoke only in her later youth, coincidentally with some improvement in health.
"Harriet Martineau" by Florence Fenwick Miller
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In news:

Brian Babineau/Getty Images34: Paul Pierce's jersey number, and, coincidentally, his rank in our new NBA Hall .
Who the agent is is coincidental.
Coincidentally, North Korean nuclear warheads can monitor weather patterns, too.
As millions of young readers know, The End (HarperCollins, $12.99), the 13th and final volume in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, will be published Friday — the 13th, not coincidentally.
Coincidentally the Bears won handily.
She's originally from Appleton, Wisconsin coincidentally the same city where David Andrews grew up.
It could be purely coincidental – but the same day a sex tape featuring her ex-husband Hulk Hogan was leaked, Linda Hogan provided this mugshot for cops after being pulled over for DUI, RadarOnline.com reports.
A common New Year's resolution is to get organized and not coincidentally, January is National Get Organized Month.
In today's Impromptus, I have occasion to mention two Maryland Republicans — totally coincidental.
First came word the Windy City quintet Del Rey has seen its album sales jump in Germany — never mind if it's mostly thanks to coincidentally named pop seductress Lana Del Rey.
Not coincidentally, it seems to have taken a major recession to allow for cracks in the culture of eternal optimism.
Not coincidentally, the business battle to develop the most-effective statin has led to the world's top-selling pharmaceutical .
(Coincidentally, Ruch's undergraduate thesis is partially about Deleuze and Guattari.
The rom-com template is simple: two mismatched people, brought together through a series of coincidental and increasingly unlikely events, discover that despite their many differences they love each other.
Coincidentally, they look like basketball shoes.
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In science:

Not coincidentally, these values are precisely the range expected for gas in PDRs and, hence, the ratio of these lines has evolved to a ma jor diagnostic of the properties of PDRs.
High excitation ISM and gas
Whether this might be due to coincidental statistical fluctuations, or some effect from the event selection in the analysis, is a serious question.
Experimental Search for Pentaquarks
Only time will tell if this peak is real or yet another coincidental statistical fluctuation.
Experimental Search for Pentaquarks
Coincidentally, it took both fields about the same amount of time to reach such a stage, following the detection of the first astronomical ob ject (other than the Sun). A noteworthy difference is that a full sky survey had already been conducted with Uhuru before Einstein was launched.
TeV Astrophysics, A Review
In the Kuiper belt, coincidentally, a similar mass is required.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Again, this is not coincidental and the derived equivalence actually holds.
Spectral analysis of finite dimensional algebras and singularities
Coincidentally, the gravitational fields that have been probed in tests using double neutron stars are of the same magnitude, since the masses and separation of the two neutron stars in the systems under consideration are comparable to the mass and radius of the Sun, respectively1 .
Probes and Tests of Strong-Field Gravity with Observations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
This agreement might be coincidental, since the other groups all assume fixed strangeness.
Understanding the structure of the proton: From HERA and Tevatron to LHC
It is intriguing, and perhaps purely coincidental, that when resolving the tension between observed and predicted 7Li abundance by staus decaying into gravitinos, the resulting gravitino abundance may account for all the dark matter.
Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and Particle Dark Matter
That this is not coincidental shows comparison of the near-horizon solution (7.6) with the corresponding solution obtained from a′ -complete heterotic effective action presented in (5.49) - the only differences are the expressions for two radii u1,2 , which in (7.6) manifestly satisfy known T-dualities.
alpha'-corrections and heterotic black holes
Moreover, we argue that the clustering really captures spatial genomic dependency by showing that coincidental clustering of independent regions is very unlikely.
Spatial clustering of array CGH features in combination with hierarchical multiple testing
This means that, as opposed to a p-value type clustering method, our method is unlikely to cluster two independent consecutive regions that coincidentally have a similar group difference, because the independence implies that these two differences are likely to be caused by (partly) different samples.
Spatial clustering of array CGH features in combination with hierarchical multiple testing
Therefore, we investigate how likely such coincidental clustering is for a given data set using a shuffling argument.
Spatial clustering of array CGH features in combination with hierarchical multiple testing
For both data sets we also investigate the probability on coincidental clustering.
Spatial clustering of array CGH features in combination with hierarchical multiple testing
After ruling out possible systematic effects, Ford et al. conclude that the cloud numbers and scale-height are related to star formation: the location chosen for study in Quadrant I coincidentally includes an area with many HII regions, while the longitude-symmetric area in Quadrant IV lies between major spiral arms.
The Milky and its Gas: Cold Fountains and Accretion
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