coincidence

See also: coïncidence

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From French coïncidence.

Morphologically coincide +‎ -ence.

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coincidence (countable and uncountable, plural coincidences)

  1. Of objects, the property of being coincident; occurring at the same time or place.
  2. Of events, the appearance of a meaningful connection when there is none.
    That the two writers were born and died on the same day is just a coincidence, although there are many conspiracy theories about it.
  3. (mathematical analysis) A coincidence point.
  4. (geometry) A fixed point of a correspondence; a point of a variety corresponding to itself under a correspondence.

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