American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Occurring as or resulting from coincidence.
- adj. Happening or existing at the same time.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of coincidence or a coincidence; happening at or about the same time as another event to which it is in some notable way related.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Coincident.
- adj. occurring or operating at the same time
“How coincidental is it that it falls on the eve of the inauguration of our first black president?”
“While it seems to be coincidental, the German word for 'Song' would be 'Lied', which actually is neuter.”
“And how coincidental is it that he just happens to be working with Angus Scrimm, star of my all time favorite horror film ‘Phantasm.’”
“That resulted in coincidental roughing minors for Crosby and Kovalev, an ex-Penguin.”
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“I sincerely hoped that the name was coincidental and had nothing to do with any sort of Halloween-inspired massacres at my new home.”
“His response: the thesis of your paper is right-on. whether intentional or coincidental, that is what is being done right now.”
“Referee Scott Green called coincidental personal fouls and ejected both players.”
“Commonly called coincidental indicators, which have nothing, in reality, to do with anything connected to a long-term trend, they're both right over 90 percent of the time.”
“Any resemblance to other location-hopping suspense movies is purely coincidental, that is, if you don't count the James Bond series, the”
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