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Multiple Meanings
coincidence

It was a pure coincidence that both got sick the same weekend.
a chance occurrence that seems like it was arranged

(for example, if two students in the same class met by accident while on vacation in another country)

Much more rarely coincidence can refer to things coinciding (occurring or operating at the same place or time). For example
  • the coincidence of a target and cross hairs
  • the coincidence of entangled particles in quantum physics
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