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concordance

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noun con·cor·dance \kən-ˈkȯr-dən(t)s, kän-\

Simple Definition of concordance

  • : a state in which things agree and do not conflict with each other

  • : an alphabetical list of all of the words in a book or in a set of works written by an author

Full Definition of concordance

  1. 1 :  an alphabetical index of the principal words in a book or the works of an author with their immediate contexts

  2. 2 :  concord, agreement

Examples of concordance

  1. There is little concordance between the two studies.

  2. a concordance of Shakespeare's plays



Origin of concordance

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin concordantia, from Latin concordant-, concordans, present participle of concordare to agree, from concord-, concors


First Known Use: 14th century




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