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contrived or arranged by agreement; planned or devised together: a concerted effort.
done or performed together or in cooperation: a concerted attack.
Music. arranged in parts for several voices or instruments.

1710–20; concert (v.) + -ed2

concertedly, adverb
concertedness, noun
unconcerted, adjective
unconcertedly, adverb
well-concerted, adjective

1, 2. united, joint, cooperative.
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concerted (kənˈsɜːtɪd)
1.  mutually contrived, planned, or arranged; combined (esp in the phrases concerted action, concerted effort)
2.  music arranged in parts for a group of singers or players

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Word Origin & History

1665, from Fr., from It. concerto "concert, harmony," from concertare "bring into agreement," in L. "to contend, contest," from com- "with" + certare "to contend, strive," freq. of certus, var. pp. of cernere "separate, decide" (see crisis). Before the word entered Eng.,
meaning shifted from "to strive against" to "to strive alongside." But Klein considers this too much of a stretch and suggests L. concentare "to sing together" (from con- + cantare "to sing") as the source of the It. word. Sense of "public musical performance" is 1689. Concerto was borrowed 1730 directly from It. as a musical term.
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