1. To occupy the same place in space, as two equal triangles, when placed one on the other.
If the equator and the ecliptic had coincided, it would have rendered the annual revoluton of the earth
2. To occur at the same time; to be contemporaneous; as, the fall of Granada coincided with the discovery
3. To correspond exactly; to agree; to concur; as, our aims coincide.
The rules of right jugdment and of good ratiocination often coincide with each other.
(Co*in"ci*dence) n. [Cf. F. coïncidence.]
1. The condition of occupying the same place in space; as, the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc.
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 so many evidences . . . carries a great weight.
Sir M. Hale.
Those who discourse . . . of the nature of truth . . . affirm a perfect coincidence between truth and
(Co*in"ci*den*cy) n. Coincidence. [R.]
(Co*in"ci*dent) a. [Cf. F. coïncident.] Having coincidence; occupying the same place; contemporaneous; concurrent;
followed by with.
Christianity teaches nothing but what is perfectly suitable to, and coincident with, the ruling principles of
a virtuous and well-inclined man.
(Co*in"ci*dent) n. One of two or more coincident events; a coincidence. [R.] "Coincidents
and accidents." Froude.
(Co*in`ci*den"tal) a. Coincident.
(Co*in"ci*dent*ly) adv. With coincidence.
(Co`in*cid"er) n. One who coincides with another in an opinion.
(Co*in`di*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. coïdication.] One of several signs or symptoms indicating the
same fact; as, a coindication of disease.
1. One who makes or stamps coin; a maker of money; usually, a maker of counterfeit money.
Precautions such as are employed by coiners and receivers of stolen goods.
2. An inventor or maker, as of words. Camden.
(Co`in*hab"it*ant) n. One who dwells with another, or with others. "Coinhabitants of the
same element." Dr. H. More.