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Saturday, July 01, 2000

Definitions for concomitant

  1. Accompanying; attendant; occurring or existing concurrently.
  2. Something that accompanies or is collaterally connected with something else; an accompaniment.

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Citations for concomitant
For a filmmaker so obsessed with these issues, it is a sad irony that his fear of things going wrong--and his concomitant mania for clockwork control--should have been a major reason for the failure of . . . his final film. Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
In short, the inevitable concomitant of autocracy . . . is aggression and imperialism. Martin Malia, Russia Under Western Eyes
Origin of concomitant
Concomitant comes from the present participle of Latin concomitari, to accompany, from com- (used intensively) + comitari, to accompany, from comes, comit-, a companion.
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