• WordNet 3.6
    • adv coincidently happening at the same time
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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.
    • adv Coincidently With coincidence.
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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.
    • coincidently In a coincident manner; with 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
    Source Unknown
    “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.”


In literature:

Indeed, in one coalfield after another the disappearance of truck and kindred evils coincides with the appearance of strong County Unions.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
Already has Balbi, in his Ethnographic Atlas, given us a list of names and coincidences to an extent truly astonishing.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
Remarkable coincidence, but nothing in it, of course, just coincidence.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Besides this is more than a coincidence.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
It was uncanny how his opinion of her appearance coincided with her own.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
With two famous masters; by a strange coincidence both Hungarians.
"Violin Mastery" by Frederick H. Martens
The element of haphazard is generally combined with a series of coincidences.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
By Jove, it's a queer coincidence that both the original and the copy should disappear simultaneously!
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
It was a coincidence, of course, though a most remarkable one, I must admit.
"Austin and His Friends" by Frederic H. Balfour
By a somewhat remarkable coincidence it was on this very evening that Iris first made the acquaintance of her pupil, Mr. Arnold Arbuthnot.
"In Luck at Last" by Walter Besant
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
By this slight thread of coincidence was the fate of Virginia determined.
"American Men of Action" by Burton E. Stevenson
To be born and to die are the two points in which all men feel themselves to be in absolute coincidence.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Eugene Trevor was about hastily to rise and ring the bell, when, as if by fortunate coincidence, Mabel Marryott entered the room.
"Mary Seaham, Volume 2 of 3" by Elizabeth Caroline Grey
Justice and expediency do not do not always coincide.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume II (of 4)" by George Grote
That the life of justice, and the life of pleasure, are essentially coincident.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4)" by George Grote
By a happy coincidence in its geological structure, iron ores are contained in the series of the coal deposits.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Some ideas are merely coincident, while others may be termed coherent.
"Studies in Logical Theory" by John Dewey
The two pendulums swing more or less out of phase, coming into coincidence each time one has gained a vibration.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
Some ideas are merely coincident, while others may be termed coherent.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey

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:

And his name sounds like Brooklyn, but that's just a coincidence, even though he's likely to be around when the Nets make their sojourn across two rivers.
It coincides with National Pollinator Week.
What a coincidence, so are we.
But the two men's lives actually coincide in a striking number of ways.
It's no coincidence that eating at Emmer & Rye feels like dining in someone's living room.
And it can't be pure coincidence that this also happens to be the month when summer melons are at their peak.
Coinciding with the opening of Ladysmith's fitness centre last year, 11 teams took on the Mayor's Weight Challenge.
In New York, and elsewhere, there is an incredible coincidence of events revolving around one classical composer.
The popularity of the rake as a lawn-manicuring device coincided with the post-World War II boom in suburban homebuilding.
Increased traffic coinciding with price hikes at chain restaurants could mean improved consumer confidence.
First live races of season to coincide with Triple Crown chase.
Opening of dam coincides with the commissioning of a mobile screening and crushing train supplied by Sandvik Mining and Construction.
It was apropos that BLIZZARD , Boston Ski & Sports Club's annual ski-season kickoff party, just happened to coincide with Boston's very first fall snowstorm.
This drive coincides with the premiere of the latest Twilight Movie, and the first 22 donors this afternoon received a free movie ticket.
Friday's Blue Moon Coincides with Neil Armstrong's Funeral Service.

In science:

Although coincidence loss tends to produce a saturation and a smoothing of the image structure, the overall effect is to add a great deal of noise to the observation and for this reason we must avoid a photoncounting detector entering the coincidence loss regime.
On the use of electron-multiplying CCDs for astronomical spectroscopy
Until the first arrival time, Π coincides with a diffusion starting from Y0 = π and satisfying dYt = µYt (1 − Yt ) dcWt Hence, a given stopping time τ ∈ F should coincide on the event {τ < T1 } with another stopping time of the process Y .
On the Wiener disorder problem
When Re β < α the point Pr coincides with α and when Re β > α the point Pl coincides with α; if Re β = α, then the point P coincides with α (and Im β > 0).
Zeros of nonpositive type of generalized Nevanlinna functions with one negative square
The difference between coincident and independent randomizations is that, for coincident randomizations, there are sources from the two randomized tiers which are both (partly) confounded with the same source in the unrandomized tier.
Decomposition tables for experiments. II. Two--one randomizations
Definition. A pants decomposition for ∂H is induced by a model K for H if for each loop ℓ in the pants decomposition, there is an annulus Aℓ ⊂ H with one boundary component coinciding with ℓ, the other component coinciding with a boundary loop in K , and interior disjoint from K .
Layered models for closed 3-manifolds
The first and the third terms can be interpreted as the product of the squares of two wave functions, and as such, can represent a joint probability of coincident events, therefore they are consistent with the Born Principle in that they yield admissible coincidence probabilities.
A "Spoof Loophole" Contra Nonlocality
The physics supporting this idea is clear and credible; real electric fields from real signals actually fall on the detectors and elicit photo-electrons, which accounts for the additional coincidences (relative to the number of legitimate coincidences) that are indeed counted in experiments.
A "Spoof Loophole" Contra Nonlocality
It is the legitimate coincidences which spoil the proportions! This in turn implies, that any procedure which preferentially filters out these legitimate coincidences will cause the statistics to converge on exactly those proportions seeming to (erroneously) validate Eq. (2).
A "Spoof Loophole" Contra Nonlocality
The fact that the illegitimate coincidences cannot be totally removed from the data set with finite w0 has the consequence that feasible data sets will always contain an admixture of legitimate coincidences, which, as argued above, spoil rotational invariance.
A "Spoof Loophole" Contra Nonlocality
X coincides with one eigenvector of T −1 coincide.
Disordered Quantum Walks in one lattice dimension
Since for all possible indices F ˜Fj,i and ˜Fj,i coincide when restricted to the Poisson submanifold Tλ , and nF ˜Fj,i , F ˜Fk,l o ˜R the Poisson brackets n ˜Fj,i , ˜Fk,lo ˜R coincide on Tλ for all possible indices, so that we are left with the task of proving that nF ˜Fj,i , F ˜Fk,l o ˜R = 0 on Tλ .
The integrability of the periodic Full Kostant-Toda on a simple Lie algebra
Therefore, once one face Fi coincides with a face of the rectangular box, such a coincidence cannot occur for other faces.
Monte-Carlo sampling of energy-constrained quantum superpositions in high-dimensional Hilbert spaces
Every inductive subset Q of Stp coincides with Stp. (ii) For al l σ, τ , ρ in Stp, • σ ≤ σ , and not: σ < σ , • if σ < τ , then σ ≤ τ , • if σ ≤ τ and τ < ρ, then σ < ρ, • if σ < τ and τ ≤ ρ, then σ < ρ, and • if σ ≤ τ and τ ≤ ρ, then σ ≤ ρ. (iii) Every hereditary subset Q of Stp coincides with Stp.
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
The set (Almost∗Fin)+ coincides with the set Almost∗Fin. (v) For every positively Borel set X that is a subset of Almost∗Fin and contains Fin there exists a positively Borel set Y that is a subset of Almost∗Fin and contains X such that Y does not reduce to X , (and thus does not coincide with X ).
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective
Note that, for every α in N , if α belongs to the set A2 , then δ |α will be a function from C to N such that, for every β in C , (δ |α)|β coincides with β , and, conversely, if δ |α is a strongly injective function from C to N , then for every β in C , (δ |α)|β coincides with β , and α belongs to A2 .
Analytic, co-analytic and projective sets from Brouwer's intuitionistic perspective