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.)).


Nearby words

  1. consignee,
  2. consigner,
  3. consignment,
  4. consignment store,
  5. consignor,
  6. consist,
  7. consistence,
  8. consistency,
  9. consistency principle,
  10. consistent

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