1
[ noun ] an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental

Synonyms

happenstance

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Most psychiatrists dismiss these instances of that weird feeling as the deja_vu ( already seen ) illusion , just as they dismiss dream previsions as coincidences .

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

This result suggests a very high_temperature at the solid surface of the planet , although there is the possibility that the observed radiation may be a combination of both thermal and non thermal components and that the observed spectrum is that of a black_body merely by coincidence .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

By odd coincidence , on the evening of her return Shelley chose to read Parisina , which was the latest of the titled poet 's successes .

Related terms

accident

2
[ noun ] the quality of occupying the same position or area in space

Examples

"he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs"

Related terms

position

3
[ noun ] the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

Examples

"the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"

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