con·​cor·​dant kən-ˈkȯr-dᵊnt How to pronounce concordant (audio)
concordantly adverb

Examples of concordant in a Sentence

All three tests have concordant results. the movie's opening-weekend gross was fairly concordant with box-office returns for that genre
Recent Examples on the Web The needed concordant scores, however, were to be raised this year, and many students have been unable to clear that bar. Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2023 So mathematicians add a rule: Two knots are concordant if they can be connected by a certain kind of imaginary cylinder. Quanta Magazine, 18 May 2022 This alternative title succinctly and intuitively confers the role of PAs, disambiguates them from assistant physicians, and is concordant with the AAPA’s professional definition. Peter A. Young, STAT, 2 June 2023 The genetic, fossil and archaeological records are reasonably concordant in suggesting that the first substantial and prolonged wave of modern human migration out of Africa occurred around 50,000 years ago. Curtis W. Marean, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2016 But the biggest issue is this: identical twins already share very concordant genomes, and no one would presume that one twin should have a right to a say in the use of the genome of the other twin. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2011 The state wanted to raise the concordant scores to better match the challenge of achieving those to that of passing the state tests. Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2023 In the United States children have traditionally been more often raised in the denomination of their mother than father, so there isn't always a male-bias in vertical transmission when the parents are not concordant for a cultural trait. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 30 Mar. 2010 One of the interesting aspects ensuing from the rise of molecular phylogenetics is that the trees are generally concordant in broad strokes with older research which was based on morphology. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 15 Feb. 2010 See More

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Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin concordant-, concordans

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of concordant was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near concordant

Cite this Entry

“Concordant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


: being in agreement : consonant
concordantly adverb

Medical Definition


con·​cor·​dant kən-ˈkȯrd-ᵊnt How to pronounce concordant (audio)
of twins
: similar with respect to one or more particular characters compare discordant
concordance noun

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