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concordance

[ kon-kawr-dns, kuhn- ]
/ kɒnˈkɔr dns, kən- /
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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.

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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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Medical definitions for concordance

concordance
[ kən-kôrdns ]

n.

The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins.

Other words from concordance

con•cordant adj.
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