accompanying

adjective ac·com·pa·ny·ing \ ə-ˈkəmp-nē-iŋ , -ˈkämp- ; -ˈkəm-pə- , -ˈkäm- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of accompanying

: existing or occurring in association with or as a byproduct of something else
  • In addition to what's on the walls, the accompanying catalog features essays by young black writers …
  • —Greg Tate
  • … widening gulf between the rich and the poor and the accompanying disappearance of the middle classes.
  • —Douglas Coupland

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First Known Use of accompanying

1600



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