from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or fact of occupying the same relative position or area in space.
- n. A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Of objects, the property of being coincident; occurring at the same time or place.
- n. Of events, the appearance of a meaningful connection when there is none.
- n. A coincidence point.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition of occupying the same place in space
- n. The condition or fact of happening at the same time.
- n. Exact correspondence in nature, character, result, circumstances, etc.; concurrence; agreement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fact of being coincident, or of occupying the same place in space or the same position in a scale or series; exact correspondence in position: as, the coincidence of equal triangles.
- n. A happening at the same time or existence during the same period; contemporaneousness.
- n. Hence Concurrence; agreement in circumstance, character, etc.; more or less exact correspondence generally, or an instance of exact correspondence; especially, accidental or incidental concurrence; accidental agreement: as, the coincidence of two or more opinions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of occupying the same position or area in space
- n. an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
- n. the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
coincide + -ence (Wiktionary)