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It may be a coincidence, but from the minute I took anti-depressants, I didn't pick up a guitar or a pen for seven years.
Adam Ant

Meaning of "coincidence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COINCIDENCE

coincidence  [kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COINCIDENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Coincidence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COINCIDENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

coincidence

Coincidence

A coincidence is a collection of two or more events or conditions, closely related by time, space, form, or other associations which appear unlikely to bear a relationship as either cause to effect or effects of a shared cause, within the observer's or observers' understanding of what cause can produce what effects. The word is derived from the Latin cum- and incidere. In science, the term is generally used in a more literal translation, e.g., referring to when two rays of light strike a surface at the same point at the same time. In this usage of coincidence, there is no implication that the alignment of events is surprising, noteworthy or non-causal. From a statistical perspective, coincidences are inevitable and often less remarkable than they may appear intuitively. An example is the birthday problem, where the probability of two individuals sharing a birthday already exceeds 50% with a group of only 23.

Definition of coincidence in the English dictionary

The first definition of coincidence in the dictionary is a chance occurrence of events remarkable either for being simultaneous or for apparently being connected. Other definition of coincidence is the fact, condition, or state of coinciding. Coincidence is also of or relating to a circuit that produces an output pulse only when both its input terminals receive pulses within a specified interval.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COINCIDENCE


abidance
əˈbaɪdəns
accidence
ˈæksɪdəns
anticoincidence
ˌæntɪkəʊˈɪnsɪdəns
avoidance
əˈvɔɪdəns
cadence
ˈkeɪdəns
confidence
ˈkɒnfɪdəns
diffidence
ˈdɪfɪdəns
dissidence
ˈdɪsɪdəns
evidence
ˈɛvɪdəns
guidance
ˈɡaɪdəns
incidence
ˈɪnsɪdəns
misguidance
ˌmɪsˈɡaɪdəns
noncoincidence
ˌnɒnkəʊˈɪnsɪdəns
overconfidence
ˌəʊvəˈkɒnfɪdəns
precedence
ˈprɛsɪdəns
procidence
ˈprəʊsɪdəns
providence
ˈprɒvɪdəns
residence
ˈrɛzɪdəns
riddance
ˈrɪdəns
subsidence
səbˈsaɪdəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COINCIDENCE

coin
coin box
coin-op
coin-operated
coinable
coinage
coincide
coincidency
coincident
coincidental
coincidentally
coincidently
coiner
coinfect
coinfer
coinhere
coinherence
coinheritance
coinheritor
coinmate

WORDS THAT END LIKE COINCIDENCE

angle of incidence
at your convenience
correspondence
credence
crisis of confidence
decadence
Declaration of Independence
dependence
documentary evidence
hall of residence
in confidence
in evidence
in residence
independence
interdependence
jurisprudence
letters of credence
prudence
self-confidence
transcendence
vote of no confidence

Synonyms and antonyms of coincidence in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COINCIDENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «coincidence» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of coincidence

Translation of «coincidence» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COINCIDENCE

Find out the translation of coincidence to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of coincidence from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «coincidence» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

巧合
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

casualidad
570 millions of speakers

English

coincidence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संयोग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَزَامُن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

совпадение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coincidência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমাপতন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coïncidence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebetulan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zufall
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

事が同時に起こること
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

동시 발생
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kebetulan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trùng hợp ngẫu nhiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தற்செயல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

योगायोग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tesadüf
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

coincidenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zbieg okoliczności
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

збіг
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coincidență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύμπτωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toeval
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tillfällighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sammentreff
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of coincidence

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COINCIDENCE»

The term «coincidence» is very widely used and occupies the 21.110 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COINCIDENCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «coincidence» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «coincidence» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about coincidence

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10 QUOTES WITH «COINCIDENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word coincidence.
1
Adam Ant
It may be a coincidence, but from the minute I took anti-depressants, I didn't pick up a guitar or a pen for seven years.
2
Paul Auster
The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we're not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.
3
Paul Auster
We are continually shaped by the forces of coincidence.
4
Richard Bach
One of the great cosmic laws, I think, is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience. When we hold something, anything, in our thought, then somehow coincidence leads us in the direction that we've been wishing to lead ourselves.
5
Jose Bergamin
Happiness is always a coincidence.
6
Juliette Binoche
I don't believe in coincidence.
7
Erma Bombeck
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
8
Walther Bothe
Many applications of the coincidence method will therefore be found in the large field of nuclear physics, and we can say without exaggeration that the method is one of the essential tools of the modern nuclear physicist.
9
Darren Boyd
It's funny - when you look at the real A-listers nowadays, look at how many live in and around Hollywood. Most of them live on a ranch in Utah. It's no coincidence these guys get in and get out.
10
Geraldine Brooks
Certainly I'm still mining my experiences as a journalist. I think it's no coincidence that all three of my novels basically are about how people act in a time of catastrophe. Do they go to their best self or their worst self?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COINCIDENCE»

Discover the use of coincidence in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to coincidence and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Little Book of Coincidence
Looks at the orbital patterns of the planets and the mathematical patterns surrounding them.
‎2002
2
Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the ...
From magic and religion to subatomic particles and probability, a look at the baffling complexities of coincidence recounts more than two hundred bizarre stories of synchronicity that will make the reader wonder if the universe is something ...
Martin Plimmer, Brian King, 2007
3
Coincidence: Is There Really Such a Thing?
With a friendly ghost and a revengeful spirit, this tale will have you wondering if there really is more to it than just pure chance. Is there really such a thing as... Coincidence?
Chris Tate, 2012
4
Coincidence
A wrong number here, a case of mistaken identity there, a chance meeting with a stranger who knows your best friend. Most people dismiss such things as trivial, unimportant. Mere coincidence.
David Ambrose, 2003
5
When GOD Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life
It is not by accident that you just picked up When God Winks. Whether you call it synchronicity or coincidence, what brought you to this book today is worth remembering.
SQuire Rushnell, 2007
6
Synchrodestiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence ...
This remarkable book will show you how to release their potential and live a life more wondrous than dreams.
Deepak Chopra, 2008
7
This Was No Coincidence
It is no coincidence that you have come to this page-call it a page in your life, a chapter, an entire book. And that's what this is: an entire book narrating a journey through thought-provoking human emotions that make or break our lives.
Mitra Mostofi, 2012
8
What A Coincidence!: The wow! factor in synchronicity and ...
In What a Coincidence! Watkins presents coincidence clusters that are truly astounding and, along the way, explores those two important questions: What do our personal coincidence clusters reveal to us about ourselves and our lives?
Susan M. Watkins, 2005
9
The Coincidence Authority
And is there such a thing as fate? THE COINCIDENCE AUTHORITY is a novel about love in a random universe, about two lost souls each with a quest to understand the secret patterns of their lives.
J.W. Ironmonger, 2013
10
Life Is No Coincidence
" --Dr. Carmen Harra "A generous and healing Spirit herself, Sheryl now shares her journey with all who read this book." --Rev.
Sheryl Glick, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COINCIDENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term coincidence is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Vyapam scam: 10 deaths were suspicious, rest may be a …
The rest may be a matter of coincidence. I do not know about the rest who died but 10 of these, including journalist Akshay Singh, Namarata ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
2
Coincidence or Insult: Did Nic Pizzolatto Attack Cary Fukunaga in …
One thing I completely missed in my review of True Detective earlier today was a piece of behind-the-scenes drama that seems to have played ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Walker's Attack on Open Records 'More Than a Coincidence'
Facing an intense public backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and top legislative leaders have backed down from an effort to impose controversial limits on ... «Progressive.org, Jul 15»
4
What we can learn about prenups from the Ben Affleck-Jennifer …
... the couple has been separated for months, and it seems clear that the timing of the divorce filing, initiated by Garner, was not a coincidence. «Fortune, Jul 15»
5
Three Presidents Die on July 4th: Just a Coincidence?
“Thus of the six former presidents, by a coincidence for which it ... And then the Boston Traveler wondered about the coincidence on July 8. «Constitution Daily, Jul 15»
6
Death date of July 4, 1826, a remarkable American coincidence
On July 4, 1826, as the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died. The loss of ... «Quad-Cities Online, Jul 15»
7
This early retiree set himself up for life by coincidence
In my case, it was a coincidence,” he says. Lee became a successful entrepreneur in the 1990s when he and his partners set up a factory in ... «EJ Insight, Jul 15»
8
OK! Exclusive: Not A Coincidence! Cody Simpson And Gigi Hadid …
Exclusive: Not A Coincidence! Cody Simpson And Gigi Hadid Sat Next To Each Other On Flight To Discuss Getting Back Together. «OK Magazine, Jul 15»
9
Jerry Dipoto says listing home for sale was a 'coincidence
Jerry Dipoto, who resigned as Angels general manager on Wednesday, said Thursday it's a "coincidence" that his Newport Beach home had ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
10
Fancy trying out a new sport? That's a coincidence ...
Selkirk Community Sports Hub will host its first “Come and Try” fun day for everyone in the town. Taking place on Saturday, July 11, the free ... «The Southern Reporter, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Coincidence [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/coincidence>. Jul 2021 ».
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