con·​cor·​dance | \ kən-ˈkȯr-dᵊn(t)s How to pronounce concordance (audio) , kän- \

Definition of concordance

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

Examples of concordance in a Sentence

There is little concordance between the two studies. a concordance of Shakespeare's plays
Recent Examples on the Web The second is the concordance, which also dates from the 13th century and is a listing of all the occurrences of individual words in a text—originally the text of the Bible. Ben Yagoda, WSJ, 11 Feb. 2022 When the vaccines were first introduced in December, studies demonstrated that racial/ethnic concordance led Black patients to seek more information about the vaccine. David E. Velasquez, Scientific American, 30 June 2021 In truth, that’s a payoff for Nelson, who imposes no unifying aesthetic beyond a general concordance with modernism. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 26 July 2021 The concordance shows the old result was neither a statistical fluke nor the product of some undetected flaw in the experiment, says Chris Polly, a Fermilab physicist and co-spokesperson for the g-2 team. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, 7 Apr. 2021 Additionally, racial concordance in clinician-patient interactions has been shown to improve health outcomes, particularly among black patients. Uche Blackstock, Twin Cities, 28 Nov. 2019 This concordance between the visual and the electrical in graphene almost seems to be an example of life imitating art right down to the quantum level. Quanta Magazine, 20 June 2019 The idea of your genitals and your mind operating separately from each other is a concept called genital non-concordance. Vanessa Marin, Allure, 11 Oct. 2018 But even if environmental activists and the government reach some kind of concordance on how to reduce fire risks, the challenge ahead is immense. Umair Irfan, Vox, 21 Nov. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of concordance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for concordance

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

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“Concordance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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