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Coincident Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    coincident adj
  1. occurring or operating at the same time; "a series of coincident events" [syn: coincidental, coinciding, concurrent, cooccurring, simultaneous]
  2. matching point for point; "coincident circles" [syn: coinciding]
Coincident Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Coincident \Co*in"ci*dent\, a. [Cf. F. co["i]ncident.] Having coincidence; occupying the same place; contemporaneous; concurrent; -- followed by with. Christianity teaches nothing but what is perfectly suitable to, and coincident with, the ruling principles of a virtuous and well-inclined man. --South.
Coincident Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Coincident \Co*in"ci*dent\, n. One of two or more coincident events; a coincidence. [R.] ``Coincidents and accidents.'' --Froude.
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Coincident is a geometric term that pertains to the relationship between two vectors. Vectors consist of a "magnitude" and a "direction". Vectors can be said to be coincident when their direction is the same though the magnitude may be different; that is to say, they lie one on top of the other. If two coincident vectors were to be normalized (shortened or lengthened to be one unit long), the resulting vectors would be identical. The dot product of two coincident vectors is the product of their magnitudes. The cross product of two coincident vectors is a vector of all zeros.

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