[kon-kom-i-tuhnt, kuhn-]
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  1. existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent: an event and its concomitant circumstances.
  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 for concomitant

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1. associated. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for concomitantly

Historical Examples of concomitantly

  • Concomitantly with these bodily services and tasks, the mental education of the children goes on till boyhood ceases.

    The Coming Race

    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • Concomitantly with these changes a different ideal of womanly personality is developing.

  • Concomitantly, the profession of nursing attends to the use of that knowledge in response to specific human needs.

British Dictionary definitions for concomitantly


  1. existing or occurring together; associative
  1. 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 concomitantly



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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