Definition of coincide in English:

coincide

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1Occur at the same time:

    ‘publication is timed to coincide with a major exhibition’
    • ‘The event is due to coincide with the Euro 2004 soccer tournament and will take place on the astro-turf at the centre on May 23.’
    • ‘The event also has considerable overseas interest with many exiles of the North Kerry area organising their holidays to coincide with the big event.’
    • ‘The four-lane Bangalore-Mysore expressway will become operational in the first week of October, to coincide with the mega event, Mr Gowda said.’
    • ‘The rallies in British Columbia will also coincide with similar events throughout the country on February 4.’
    • ‘Several other events are planned to coincide with Edmonton's 100th birthday later this year.’
    • ‘To coincide with the event, the new Killarney Athletic clubhouse and dressing rooms were officially opened by Minister for Sport and Tourism John O'Donoghue on Monday night.’
    • ‘To coincide with this event, the real town of Fargo, Minnesota, will unveil a statue of Frances McDormand in her guise as the pregnant cop.’
    • ‘She said there continued to be under representation of women in the sector and the college hoped the event, to coincide with National Construction Week, would help challenge perceptions.’
    • ‘Students at the University of Victoria organised events last October to coincide with National Coming Out Week.’
    • ‘The events also coincide with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid and the 10th anniversary of Comic Relief.’
    • ‘Now people journey from far and wide for the very popular literary festival with many exiles of the area arranging their holidays to coincide with the event.’
    • ‘In tandem with the tour a number of exciting public events are planned to coincide with the Sligo visit.’
    • ‘The town's National Union of Teachers and Trades Council hope tomorrow's meeting will galvanise support for a day-long event that will coincide with the five big-name concerts.’
    • ‘The event will coincide with the Native Women's Association of Canada's campaign launch to end violence against aboriginal women.’
    • ‘The events coincide with the Louisburgh Summer Festival.’
    • ‘The public events planned to coincide with the tour in Sligo are launched on the morning of July 28 including The Archives Resource Box at Sligo Town Library.’
    • ‘And I've seen in many countries terrorists and resistance groups try to set up events to coincide with various high points in the calendar.’
    • ‘The event will coincide with Teacher Day on March 7, and will feature poetry, prose, photography, and art.’
    • ‘As the New York Times pointed out, there was palpable relief that the event would not coincide with the Republican convention in the city, something that would have allowed the party to use it as a backdrop.’
    • ‘The event will coincide with the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, which runs April 20-22.’
    occur simultaneously, happen together, happen at the same time, be concurrent, coexist, concur
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    1. 1.1 Be present at the same place and at the same time:
      ‘on Friday afternoons we generally coincided’
      • ‘Hume's reason for placing identity in the second group is that objects which are perfectly resemblant may still be numerically different if they do not coincide in both space and time.’
      • ‘They live amongst each other, and coincide in a shared environment.’
      • ‘The replication terminus for each genome was located at the position most distant from the origin and usually coincided with a second shift in G + C-skew.’
      • ‘So, who can blame American executives for pining for the day when the future and the present practically coincide?’
      • ‘This spacer region coincided with the presence of an intron between the zinc fingers in the DNA sequence of the group C genes.’
      • ‘But even for someone who accepts a theory of temporal parts, coinciding objects can still present a problem.’
      • ‘You and your body coincide in space, so there are two things in the same space at the same time.’
      • ‘With the auto market now picking up, ‘all of the positives are coinciding for Maruti,’ says Managing Director Jagdish Khattar.’
      • ‘First, sensation presents us with objects having parts that coincide.’
    2. 1.2 Correspond in position; meet:
      ‘the two long-distance walks briefly coincide here’
      • ‘For cloned sequences, variable positions do not coincide totally with those in direct sequences.’
      • ‘Interestingly, the slopes of humans and Drosophila nearly coincide in figure 4.’
      • ‘The missile's position in its trajectory always coincides with the target irrespective of range.’
      • ‘Here, love and ambition may be said to coincide in the most literal way.’
      • ‘However, for an interval this short, the position of a detected QTL rarely coincided with the true position.’
      • ‘The aiming and treatment beams may not coincide in space and this problem may be accentuated after the beams pass through a lens.’
      • ‘Sometimes, this point of view is equated with, or momentarily coincides with the Eye of the Camera.’
      • ‘All these planes would then be found to coincide in one plane.’
      • ‘Each marker position coincided with the position of one of the multiallelic loci.’
      • ‘In the end therefore, conflict lines coincided: the nobility and modern institutions were like fire and water.’
      • ‘It was said that a benefit of doing this was that the outline of the cut-out appliqué element, and the stitching to be applied along that outline, would coincide in a reliable manner.’
      • ‘Their journey coincides with that of an Aborigine boy on his walkabout - a 10-day ritual where boys are left to fend for themselves, an event that initiates their entrance into adulthood.’
      • ‘There are fourteen bus routes which coincide in Enfield's key shopping street, they carry 74,000 passengers every weekday.’
      • ‘A descending scale from the top of the keyboard coincides with a rising one from the bottom, and the two hands meet in the centre on the tonic harmony, followed by an immediate pianissimo as the first theme returns.’
      • ‘Here the marker positions coincided with segment bounds.’
  • 2Correspond in nature; tally:

    ‘the interests of employers and employees do not always coincide’
    • ‘‘The disparity is small, but it is always there, which coincides with the research done before,’ Xu said.’
    • ‘In fact, this is fairly simple: when we are executing the Load command, we search for the data in the Store Buffer; once a position with the coinciding address is found, the possible data absence is detected immediately.’
    • ‘The nature of these conversations coincides with other IFS work done with children.’
    • ‘The master plan coincides with a broader government initiative to exploit the fishing industry and therefore put the necessary infrastructure in place to accommodate this proposed increase in business.’
    • ‘On the other hand, Brazil's new activism often, though not always, coincides with the interests of the United States.’
    • ‘Here, it is clear that the peak in growth now coincides with the ‘lights off’ period of the corresponding photoperiod.’
    • ‘The peak position of Anth absorption in the plant leaves studied coincided with that reported for the leaves of rainforest plants and for apple fruits.’
    • ‘The reason is that it coincides with several other major shifts in American national security policy, such as a proposed shift in our European base footprint and South Korean base footprint.’
    • ‘People here do not look too much ahead and that coincides with my own vision.’
    • ‘The paternalism of scientific positivism coincides directly with capitalist culture's feminizing of amateurism.’
    • ‘The early type of donor or worshiper that coincided with these earlier deities presents a similar sturdy presence, standing or kneeling on one knee beside or below the main images.’
    • ‘School administrators statewide agree, saying religion never coincides with how they teach Thanksgiving to students…’
    • ‘The equations coincided with the experimentally revealed correlations in the present study, and also with observations from other studies.’
    • ‘Her timing coincided with some of the other girls, and they walked companionably together.’
    • ‘The right part of any row of numerators coincides with the left part of the corresponding row of denominators.’
    • ‘The light guides contain deformities to emit light coinciding with the positions of the red, green, and blue pixels.’
    • ‘Stains were considered positive if the results obtained coincided with expected results.’
    • ‘Furthermore, they argue, times like our own, when the popular and electoral votes roughly coincide in their closeness, very rarely occur.’
    • ‘Although their Auschwitz dates coincided, she actually met Albin in a British Army camp in Germany after the war.’
    • ‘For example, the Lakota Medicine Wheel and its symbolic respect toward nature's four cardinal points coincides with the symbolic form of the Celtic Cross in the Catholic tradition.’
    • ‘This ability coincides with, and conforms to, the Army's Transformation goals and objectives.’
    tally, correspond, agree, accord, concur, match, fit, be in agreement, be consistent, conform, equate, harmonize, be in tune, be compatible, dovetail, correlate
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    1. 2.1 Be in agreement:
      ‘the members of the College coincide in this opinion’
      • ‘Here, the conflicting political agendas coincide.’
      • ‘Plus it would also help the presentation because the music and dances must coincide and relate to each other.’
      • ‘In subsequent weeks, both Bush and Cheney announced their positions, which coincided with that of Lay and Enron.’
      • ‘And is it true also, Professor, that you believe that there is no way to confirm or deny that our sensual experience coincides with the product of our thoughts?’
      • ‘For what are contraries cannot coincide in one and the same subject.’
      • ‘Their false testimonies could not be allowed, because at least two of them were needed to coincide in order for the testimony to be legal.’
      • ‘The two men, whose views on nearly every subject coincided, walked home together that night and became instant friends.’
      • ‘The DPKO position coincided with the views of powerful states within the UN Security Council, particularly the United States.’
      • ‘There is one particular moment when the two versions coincide and the woman is walking up the stairs on both monitors.’
      • ‘The countries' national interests or other positions cannot always coincide 100 percent in everything.’
      • ‘However, by building up detailed theories of each type, we may hope to find important links between them and perhaps even to discover that they coincide in at least some key respects.’
      • ‘The lexicographical and philosophical cases coincide in their results.’
      • ‘The medium and the message coincide in Shakespeare's work at many points.’
      • ‘US authorities had taken no note of her testimony and that of the other agent, Sgrena said, underlining that their two accounts coincided although they had never met or discussed the shoot-out.’
      • ‘Ironically, Britain's about-face coincided with the stated French position on European defense.’
      • ‘We think, with R. M. Hare, that if two persons or acts coincide in all descriptive or naturalistic details, they cannot differ in respect of being good or right, or any other valuational aspects.’

Origin

Early 18th century (in the sense ‘occupy the same space’): from medieval Latin coincidere, from co- together with + incidere fall upon or into.

Pronunciation:

coincide

/ˌkəʊɪnˈsʌɪd/