- agreement; concord; harmony: the concordance of the membership.
- an alphabetical index of the principal words of a book, as of the Bible, with a reference to the passage in which each occurs.
- an alphabetical index of subjects or topics.
- (in genetic studies) the degree of similarity in a pair of twins with respect to the presence or absence of a particular disease or trait.
Origin of concordance
Examples from the Web for concordance
The Concordance was, however, rescued from an untimely fate.
She brought the concordance and found there was no reference to omnipresence.The Right Knock
The purchaser gets not only a Concordance, but also a Bible, in this volume.The Testimony of the Rocks
It is a concordance to all literature; not of words, but of phrases.China and the Manchus
Herbert Allen Giles
These can readily be hunted out with the help of a concordance.Bright Ideas for Entertaining
Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
- a state or condition of agreement or harmony
- a book that indexes the principal words in a literary work, often with the immediate context and an account of the meaning
- an index produced by computer or machine, alphabetically listing every word in a text
- an alphabetical list of subjects or topics
Word Origin and History for concordance
late 14c., "alphabetical arrangement of all the words in a book" (especially the Bible), from Old French concordance (12c.) "agreement, harmony," from Late Latin concordantia, from concordantem (nominative concordans; see concord). Originally a citation of parallel passages. Literal meaning "fact of agreeing" attested in English from mid-15c.
- The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins.