US: /koʊˈɪnsɪdəns/
UK: /kə‍ʊˈɪnsɪdəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

coincidence /kou'insidəns/
  • danh từ
    • sự trùng khớp, sự trùng nhau
    • sự trùng khớp ngẫu nhiên (sự việc xảy ra)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [C, U] the fact of two things happening at the same time by chance, in a surprising way: a strange / an extraordinary / a remarkable coincidence + What a coincidence! I wasn't expecting to see you here. + It's not a coincidence that none of the directors are women (= it did not happen by chance). + By (sheer) coincidence, I met the person we'd been discussing the next day.
2 [sing.] (formal) the fact of things being present at the same time: the coincidence of inflation and unemployment
3 [sing.] (formal) the fact of two or more opinions, etc. being the same: a coincidence of interests between the two partners

Thesaurus dictionary

1 co-occurrence, simultaneity, correspondence, concurrence, consistency, contemporaneity, synchronism, synchrony, coextension, coevality, coinstantaneity:
The coincidence of twelve by the clock with noon by the sundial is exact only four times in the year.
2 congruence, matching, jibing, agreement, concord, accord, harmony, accordance, conformity, congruity, consonance, concomitance:
Fortunately there was a coincidence of views on the main issues.
3 chance occurrence, fluke, chance, accident, luck, fortuity, fortuitousness, US and Canadian happenstance:
By sheer coincidence, I met my next-door neighbour on the train from Glasgow.

Collocation dictionary


complete, pure, sheer
It was pure coincidence that they were both in Paris on the same day.
| mere | happy
What a happy coincidence to meet you at the airport just when I wanted to see you.
| unfortunate, unhappy | amazing, curious, extraordinary, funny, incredible, odd, remarkable, strange, wonderful


series, set, string
They met through a series of strange coincidences.


Remarkable coincidences do happen in real life.


by (a) ~
By coincidence, we both went to the same school. By an unfortunate coincidence, their house was burgled on the day he lost his job.

Concise English dictionary

+an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
+the quality of occupying the same position or area in space
+the temporal property of two things happening at the same time