Coincidence



[koh-in-si-duh ns] /koʊˈɪn sɪ dəns/

noun
1.
a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance:
Our meeting in Venice was pure coincidence.
2.
the condition or fact of .
3.
an instance of this.
/kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns/
noun
1.
a chance occurrence of events remarkable either for being simultaneous or for apparently being connected
2.
the fact, condition, or state of coinciding
3.
(modifier) (electronics) of or relating to a circuit that produces an output pulse only when both its input terminals receive pulses within a specified interval: coincidence gate Compare anticoincidence
n.

c.1600, “exact correspondence,” from French coincidence, from coincider (see coincide). Meaning “a concurrence of events with no apparent connection” is from 1680s.

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