concordance


con·cor·dance

noun \kən-ˈkr-dən(t)s, kän-\

: 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

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

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

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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