co|in|ci|den|tal [kəuˌınsıˈdentl US kou-] adj
happening completely by chance without being planned
purely/completely/entirely coincidental
Any similarity between this film and real events is purely coincidental.
>coincidentally adv [sentence adverb]
We have become very profitable. Not coincidentally, we have only half as many employees as we did in 1988.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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