concomitant

[kon-kom-i-tuhnt, kuhn-]

adjective

existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent: an event and its concomitant circumstances.

noun

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 for concomitant

1. associated.
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concomitant

adjective

existing or occurring together; associative

noun

a concomitant act, person, etc
Derived Formsconcomitantly, adverb

Word Origin for concomitant

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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