Concordance



[kon-kawr-dns, kuh n-] /kɒnˈkɔr dns, kən-/

noun
1.
agreement; ; harmony:
the concordance of the membership.
2.
an alphabetical index of the principal words of a book, as of the Bible, with a reference to the passage in which each occurs.
3.
an alphabetical index of subjects or topics.
4.
(in genetic studies) the degree of similarity in a pair of twins with respect to the presence or absence of a particular disease or trait.
/kənˈkɔːdəns/
noun
1.
a state or condition of agreement or harmony
2.
a book that indexes the principal words in a literary work, often with the immediate context and an account of the meaning
3.
an index produced by computer or machine, alphabetically listing every word in a text
4.
an alphabetical list of subjects or topics
n.

late 14c., “alphabetical arrangement of all the words in a book” (especially the Bible), from Old French concordance (12c.) “agreement, harmony,” from Late Latin concordantia, from concordantem (nominative concordans; see concord). Originally a citation of parallel passages. Literal meaning “fact of agreeing” attested in English from mid-15c.

concordance con·cor·dance (kən-kôr’dns)
n.
The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins.
con·cor’dant adj.

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