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Co*in"ci*dence (?), n. [Cf. F. coincidence.]

1.

The condition of occupying the same place in space; as, the coincidence of circles, surfaces, etc.

Bentley.

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 ao many evidences . . . carries a great weight. Sir M. Hale.

Those who discourse . . . of the nature of truth . . . affirm a perfect coincidence between truth and goodness. South.

 

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