coincidence

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /kəʊˈɪnsɪdəns/
  • (US) IPA (key): /koʊˈɪnsɪdəns/ or /kəˈwɪnsɪdəns/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
coincidence

Plural
coincidences

  1. A coincidence is when two things are in the same place or space, they coincide.
    The scientist studied the beam of electrons and timed examples of coincidence.
  2. A coincidence is when two things happen by chance, but it seems like it was really planned.
    It is a strange coincidence that William Shakespeare was born and died on 23 April.

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