Meaning of “coincide” in the English Dictionary

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"coincide" in British English

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coincideverb [ I ]

uk /ˌkəʊ.ɪnˈsaɪd/ us /ˌkoʊ.ɪnˈsaɪd/

C2 to happen at or near the same time:

I timed my holiday to coincide with the children's.
If the heavy rain had coincided with an extreme high tide, serious flooding would have resulted.

C2 to be the same or similar:

Our views coincide on a range of subjects.
If our schedules coincide, we'll go to Spain together.

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  • We timed our trip to coincide with my cousin's wedding.
  • The publication of the book was planned to coincide with the screening of the television series.
  • When I went to visit her in hospital, my visit coincided with Angela's.
  • I have a feeling that coincides with our departmental meeting - can we make it Tuesday instead?
  • We only get one day a week off, and our days off rarely coincide.

(Definition of “coincide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coincide" in American English

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coincideverb [ I ]

us /ˌkoʊ·ənˈsɑɪd/

to come together in position or happen at or near the same time:

Power failures coincided with the hottest weather.

(Definition of “coincide” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)