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coincidental

Referring to events that occur simultaneously, but which are regarded as causally unrelated.
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On the issue of the coincidental timing between the appointment of Anderson and the Crime Commission report, Sutherland said that although the report has no evidence of cricket concerns, its publication is a reminder that no modern elite sport is free from risk.
If there are any similarities between our two pieces of music, they are entirely coincidental, and just as surprising to us as to him," the band said.
Such errors prompted Congress to add a provision to the current homeland security appropriations law giving Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff six months to "establish revised procedures" for clearing people with coincidental name matches.
This public misperception, warranted or not, ensured that every coincidental health event that occurred in the wake of the swine flu shot would be scrutinized and attributed to the vaccine.
But while the excerpted text lends a veneer of social awareness to the video, Bellona is more than a coincidental commentary on the current state of affairs.
There are actual disclaimers at the front, to be sure: that any resemblance to real people or companies is coincidental, that owners of trademarks have not endorsed the book and that the people photographed in the catalog are models.
I thought it was coincidental that GM launched its advertising program offering employee discounts to everyone the same week they announced they will cut another 25,000 employees.
Despite Tony's protestations that it was coincidental, some notoriously beautiful Hubba models were also next door to the SOTY's American Hall entertaining a slew of friends in the upper tier of O'Farrell's.
Quash may be a coincidental self-synonym (see Feb 2004 for others); CDE says it is two distinct but nearly synonymous words--to crush and to annihilate--from different Latin roots.
Editor Dana Stabenow contributes "Wreck Rights" about a dangerous curve and coincidental crashes on an Alaskan highway.
The human genome is a big place," he says, "and coincidental 'associations' are common.
As the story unfolds, Jim and Louella learn that all that has happened to them is not coincidental, but part of a larger picture involving African American history, tradition and spirituality.