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English noun: coincidence

1. coincidence (event) an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental


Broader (hypernym)accident, chance event, fortuity, stroke

2. coincidence (attribute) the quality of occupying the same position or area in space

SamplesHe waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs.

Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation

3. coincidence (attribute) the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

SamplesThe interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable.

Synonymsco-occurrence, concurrence, conjunction

Broader (hypernym)simultaneity, simultaneousness

Narrower (hyponym)concomitance, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, overlap, unison

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