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concomitant

[kon-kom-i-tuh nt, kuh n-]
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adjective
  1. existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent: an event and its concomitant circumstances.
noun
  1. a concomitant quality, circumstance, or thing.

Origin of concomitant

1595–1605; < Latin concomitant- (stem of concomitāns, present participle of concomitārī), equivalent to con- con- + comit- (stem of comes) comes + -ant- -ant
Related formscon·com·i·tant·ly, adverb

Synonyms

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1. associated.
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Examples from the Web for concomitant

Historical Examples

  • I have found that cold, negative heat, is a concomitant of cold light.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930

    Various

  • There were other concomitant symptoms that we will not stop to enumerate.

  • This might be called a law of association by concomitant variations.

  • The disposition can only manifest itself to us by concomitant movements.

    The Aesthetical Essays

    Friedrich Schiller

  • Or all these things together may have tended to a concomitant effect.

    The Ivory Child

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for concomitant

concomitant

adjective
  1. existing or occurring together; associative
noun
  1. a concomitant act, person, etc
Derived Formsconcomitantly, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin concomitārī to accompany, from com- with + comes companion, fellow
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Word Origin and History for concomitant

adj.

c.1600, from French concomitant, from Late Latin concomitantem (nominative concomitans), present participle of concomitari "accompany, attend," from com- "with, together" (see com-) + comitari "join as a companion," from comes (genitive comitis) "companion" (see count (n.)).

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