Coincidence : Definition


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Definitions of Coincidence

Pronunciation : Co*in"ci*dence
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. F. coïncidence.]
Definition : 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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