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The Definition of - concordance (noun)

    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.

Word Example of - concordance

    Example Sentences for concordance

    No Biblical student would willingly dispense with this Concordance when once possessed.

    She brought the concordance and found there was no reference to omnipresence.

    Her eye fell upon a concordance, lying where she had left it on that evening of indecision and perplexity.

    The Concordance was, however, rescued from an untimely fate.

    In which Computes there are manifest disparities, and such as much divide the concordance and harmony of times.

    And the concordance is not an ordinary one of words and names.

    The library should also comprise a good teacher's library with good reference Bibles, a Concordance and Dictionary.

    He will come back, murmured Chavvy, in concordance with her leitmotif.

    That some account has to be taken of a sort of accord, of concordance between the two intelligences.

    What concordance was it that required to be established thus?

Word Origin & History of - concordance

    Word Origin & History

    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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