concordance

[ kon-kawr-dns, kuh n- ]
/ kɒnˈkɔr dns, kən- /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. concomitant strabismus,
  2. concomitant symptom,
  3. concord,
  4. concord coach,
  5. concord grape,
  6. concordance rate,
  7. concordant,
  8. concordant alternation,
  9. concordantly,
  10. concordat

Origin of concordance

1350–1400; Middle English concordaunce < Anglo-French, equivalent to Middle French concordance < Medieval Latin concordantia. See concord, -ance

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British Dictionary definitions for concordance

concordance

/ (kənˈkɔːdəns) /

noun

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
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Word Origin and History for concordance

concordance

n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for concordance

concordance

[ kən-kôrdns ]

n.

The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins.
Related formscon•cordant adj.


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