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coincidence 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/kōˈinsədəns/,/-ˌdens/,
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coincidences, plural;
  1. A remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection
    • - it's no coincidence that this new burst of innovation has occurred in the free nations
    • - they met by coincidence
  2. Correspondence in nature or in time of occurrence
    • - the coincidence of interest between the mining companies and certain politicians
  3. The presence of ionizing particles or other objects in two or more detectors simultaneously, or of two or more signals simultaneously in a circuit


  1. an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
  2. the quality of occupying the same position or area in space; "he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs"
  3. concurrence: the temporal property of two things happening at the same time; "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"
  4. A coincidence occurs when something uncanny, accidental and unexpected happens. The word is derived from the Latin co- ("in", "with", "together") and incidere ("to fall on"). In science, the term is generally used in a more literal translation, e.g. ...
  5. Blind Chance (Przypadek) is a Polish film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. Made in 1981, the film was suppressed by the Polish authorities for several years, until its delayed release in 1987. The work branches out into three separate story lines, which are told in succession.
  6. In mathematics, a coincidence point (or simply coincidence) of two mappings is a point in their domain having the same image point under both mappings.
  7. A concurrency, overlap, or coincidence in a road network is an instance of one physical road bearing two or more different highway, motorway, or other route numbers. When it is two freeways that share the same right-of-way, it is sometimes called a common section or commons.
  8. Alternative spelling of coincidence
  9. Of objects, the property of being coincident; occurring at the same time or place; Of events, the appearance of a meaningful connection when there is none; A coincidence point
  10. In Gann theory, a projected reversal point.
  11. means that the same thing happens on separate occasions without anyone having planned this on purpose. You would usually say something is a coincidence if it's something unusual and it's surprising that it should happen more than once.
  12. A situation where two phases of equal composition coexist in a multicomponent system. This is a univariant assemblage in a system of any number of components, even though the number of phases is smaller than expected for a variance of one because of the additional restriction(s) of equal ...
  13. the same value of the denoted intension in the actual world-time.
  14. The ratio of the observed frequency of double crossings-over to the expected frequency, where the expected frequency is calculated by assuming that the two crossing-over events occur independently of each other.
  15. (forthcoming); compare STRUCTURALISM [cf: simultaneity, synchronicity, synchronism, synchrony]
  16. The occurrence, within a short space of time, of two or more meaningfully related events and without any apparent causal connection between them. Coincidences are sometimes bizarre and extraordinarily improbable. See also synchronicity.
  17. Here used to mean an event of any kind, and especially its content, isolated out from the total field by the act of perception: in other words 'coincidence' in its literal or scientific sense ('co-incidence') rather than the colloquial abuse of the term. ...
  18. This does not exist. There are no accidents in the universe. Nothing is coincidental. Every thing, every person, and every event is drawn to you by you in order for you to experience who you really are. ...
  19. "A notable concurrence of events or circumstances having no apparent causal connection" (OED). The real issue is how many coincidences make a causal rule, and that question has been exercising statisticians for over a century. ...
  20. n. In television, a kind of event that happens to happen as often as people need it to.
  21. no such a thing in the precisely organized and perfectly functioning Universe. Take a look at the internal structure of a human body, for example - every organ fits hundred percent!
  22. Thoughts and actions that are accompanied by external mirroring. See also Synchronicity.
  23. The concurrence of events which happen by chance. There are many different types of coincidences, such as happy, amusing, mundane, fortuitous, eerie and life-saving.
  24. The chance concurrence of two events having a peculiar correspondence between them (Perrine and Arp).
  25. Act of witnessing an event that appears haphazard and yet in synchronization, but was perfectly orchestrated by the Universe.