ac·​com·​pa·​ny·​ing | \ ə-ˈkəmp-nē-iŋ How to pronounce accompanying (audio) , -ˈkämp-; -ˈkəm-pə-, -ˈkäm-\

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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Dimitrios KambourisGetty Images The current Rolling Stone cover star is one Harry Styles, and unsurprisingly, the accompanying interview is a funny, charming delight. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Harry Styles Tripped on Mushrooms at the Studio and Bit Off Part of His Tongue," 27 Aug. 2019 But Spencer’s apology did little to quell the controversy, mainly because the accompanying photo of a field of flowers looked more like a generic greeting card than a gesture of sincere apology, according to comments cited by the New York Times. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "‘I screwed up’: Lara Spencer apologizes on air for laughing at Prince George’s love of ballet," 26 Aug. 2019 Two of the most common complaints about OER are that there’s not a text available for every subject and that homework assignments and other accompanying materials for OER are not as well developed as commercial offerings. Amie Freeman, The Conversation, "Why do college textbooks cost so much? 7 questions answered," 23 Aug. 2019 Most brands have an accompanying size chart to help with this. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "13 Condom Mistakes You May Be Making," 22 Aug. 2019 Also included in the accompanying pack are two small containers for creams, serums, or a trip-sized amount of Advil. Lauren Joseph, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Reusable Travel Bottles for All Your Creams, Soaps, and Serums," 19 Aug. 2019 In an accompanying interview, the 20-year-old rapper opened up about his decision to come out as gay earlier this summer. Evan Real, The Hollywood Reporter, ""Old Town Road" Rapper Lil Nas X Reveals What Pushed Him to Come Out as Gay," 15 Aug. 2019 An accompanying report on investigations initiated by the department from sworn or non-sworn personnel complaints, showed that 43 internal conduct complaints were made in 2018, up from 35 from 2017 but equal to the number filed in 2016. Robert Salonga, The Mercury News, "San Jose police auditor wants pointing guns at people to count as force," 12 Aug. 2019 Then there's the weight of the reactor (plus shielding to protect crew from dying before getting to a target, in the case of nuclear aircraft) and the accompanying loss of payload capacity. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Putin boasts new strategic weapons will make US missile defense “useless”," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of accompanying

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of accompanying was in 1600

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