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

Example Sentences

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 Two knots are concordant when they can be connected by a smooth cylinder in four-dimensional space. Quanta Magazine, 18 May 2022 Numerous studies have found that patients of color experience better health care outcomes and higher satisfaction when cared for by racially and ethnically concordant physicians. Shenelle Wilson, STAT, 15 Mar. 2022 Providers who are not racially/ethnically concordant with their patients—that is, both come from different racial or ethnic background—may incorrectly conflate race, ethnicity and ancestry. Ashley Andreou, Scientific American, 7 June 2021 Occasionally histrionic descriptions of his life and most famous paintings are thus entirely concordant. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021

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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

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Cite this Entry

“Concordant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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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