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[kon-kom-i-tuh nt, kuh n-] /kɒnˈkɒm ɪ tənt, kən-/
existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent:
an event and its concomitant circumstances.
a concomitant quality, circumstance, or thing.
Origin of concomitant
1595-1605; < Latin concomitant- (stem of concomitāns, present participle of concomitārī), equivalent to con- con- + comit- (stem of comes) comes + -ant- -ant
Related forms
concomitantly, adverb
1. associated. Unabridged
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  • And there are powerful reasons for seeking to avoid the destruction of wilderness and the concomitant extinction of species.
  • Short-term pain is an inevitable concomitant of structural reform: it is not an excuse for not doing it.
  • Within the redevelopment area, many businesses are struggling with falling sales concomitant with a district in decline.
  • Resignations from public life, and the concomitant loss of salary and privileges, are extremely rare.
  • Thus the parlous state of modeling and the concomitant need for modesty among those addicted to central planning.
  • What tops the list of how this happy situation came about is that poverty and concomitant famine has decreased.
  • Land became a more attractive investment, and the concomitant price rises led to further sales by impoverished fellahin.
  • The growing pie would was not matched by concomitant population increase.
  • Some additional temperature increase and concomitant rise in sea level is inevitable.
  • Ionization of the atmosphere and concomitant ozone depletion are unlikely to be important.
British Dictionary definitions for concomitant


existing or occurring together; associative
a concomitant act, person, etc
Derived Forms
concomitantly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin concomitārī to accompany, from com- with + comes companion, fellow
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Word Origin and History for concomitant

c.1600, from French concomitant, from Late Latin concomitantem (nominative concomitans), present participle of concomitari "accompany, attend," from com- "with, together" (see com-) + comitari "join as a companion," from comes (genitive comitis) "companion" (see count (n.)).

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