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noun coincidence pronunciation in American English /koʊˈɪnsɪdəns/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a situation in which separate things happen by chance at the same time or in the same way
    coincidence that: It was rather a coincidence that she appeared at that exact moment.
    by coincidence: By coincidence, his teaching contract finished at about the same time his first book was published.
    pure/sheer coincidence: It might have been planned or it might have been pure coincidence.
    no coincidence: It is no coincidence that coastal communities have often been deeply religious.
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] formal a situation in which ideas or opinions are the same
    coincidence of: They have a substantial coincidence of business interests.


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