verb /ˌkəʊɪnˈsaɪd/
  1. <<C1>> [intransitive] (of two or more events) to take place at the same time
    • It's a pity our trips to New York don't coincide.
    • coincide with something The strike was timed to coincide with the party conference.
    • The singer's arrival was timed to coincide with the opening of the festival.
  2. [intransitive] (formal) (of ideas, opinions, etc.) to be the same or very similar
    • The interests of employers and employees do not always coincide.
    • coincide with something Her story coincided exactly with her brother's.
  3. [intransitive] (formal) (of objects or places) to meet; to share the same space
    • At this point the two paths coincide briefly.
    • coincide with something The present position of the house coincides with that of an earlier dwelling.
Origin: early 18th cent. (in the sense ‘occupy the same space’): from medieval Latin coincidere, from co- ‘together with’ + incidere ‘fall upon or into’.

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