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consilience

n.

1840, "concurrence, coincidence," literally "a jumping together," formed on model of resilience from Latin consilient-, from com- "together" (see com-) + salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples

  • The consilience of empirical and deductive processes was an Aristotelian discovery, elaborated by Mill against Bacon.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 8

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  • I was born and am maintained by the consilience of a multitude of little cellular or atomic volitions.


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