Cambridge English Dictionary

coincidence definition:

1. an occasion when two or more similar things happen at the same time,

especially in a way that is unlikely and surprising:

2. chance or luck:

3. an occasion when two or more things ...

Hi,

Say, every morning , when you walk toward your workplace,

you cross path with the sweet young girl....,

that's not coincidence,

because you deliberately timed your walking pace to

coincide to cross path with her...

Say, one day,

while at a traffic light, you see a Honda stoping at the red light,

followed by a Toyata, then a VW, and a Chevy. ..

Then, the next day, at around the same time, at the same red,

traffic light, you noticed, a Honda, Toyota, VW, and a Chevy...

Wow!

What a coincidence!

Will the next day, at the same time and traffic light,

the same sequence of Honda,Toyota, VW, Chevy....happen again?

Or, after a few day passed, at that traffic light, you see a Honda,

then a Toyota happen to stop behind it...

then...will the next car be a VW...

then followed by a ...Chevy?

Now, all the mathboys and experts shrieking. .

."The probability still the same, no matter what!"

Of course the probability, remain the same...

But the question, is, will the COINCIDENCE ,

meet with the same COINCIDENCE ..again?

It same like coincidentally, wise,

will "red" hit 100 time in the next 100 spins..?

(.the probability is 50/50 minus green , shriek the mathboys...)

the REDS hit 10in row, then 10in row again,

that 20red, is coincidence, but for coincidence of "10-in-row",

to hit ten of 10in row, is just impossible!

or will the green zero, hit 10 in row?

(the probability 1/37, again, shriek the mathboys)

zero hit twice, is coincidence, hit 3, is coincidence of coincidence,

4 is rare, but 10in row?

Mathboys. .. say.."yes!"

But in coincidence theory,

it may not hit in your life time, because it highly unlikely...

likewise,

in next 12spin, DS, you see six different ds hit, then another six different ds hit,

will next 6spins produce six different ds....again?!

(again, the mathboys shrieking, its 1/6 minus zero!!!!)

BUT THE COINCIDENCE HIGHLY UNLIKELY! or never in your lifetime...

or if you see dozen..123, then 123again, then....will next be 123...again?

if we wanna win, after all the lung collapsing debating with the mathboys...

we should think in term of coincidence vs coincidence term..

.this is where the "probability of coincidence", a different perspective setting.