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coincidence

  
  ( coincidences    plural  ) A coincidence is when two or more similar or related events occur at the same time by chance and without any planning.      n-var  
Mr. Berry said the timing was a coincidence and that his decision was unrelated to Mr. Roman's departure..., The premises of Chabert and Sons were situated by the river and, by coincidence, not too far away from where Eric Talbot had met his death.     
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coincidence

  
1    accident, chance, eventuality, fluke, fortuity, happy accident, luck, stroke of luck  
2    concomitance, concurrence, conjunction, correlation, correspondence, synchronism  

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