concordance

[kon-kawr-dns, kuhn-]
noun
1.
agreement; concord; 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.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English concordaunce < Anglo-French, equivalent to Middle French concordance < Medieval Latin concordantia. See concord, -ance

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concordance (kənˈkɔːdəns)
 
n
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

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concordance
late 14c., "alphabetical arrangement of all the words in a book" (esp. the Bible), from Fr. concordance (12c.), from L.L. concordantiæ, from concordantem (see concord). Originally a citation of parallel passages. Literal meaning "fact of agreeing" attested in English from mid-15c.
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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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Example sentences
If there were, you could not establish concordance tables.
The prevalence of these repeating structures and their deep mysterious concordance and similarity is what is inspiring.
These reports strengthen the growing concordance she sees relating oncogenes and chromosome changes.
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