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1 a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole [syn: harmony, concord]
2 agreement of opinions [syn: harmony, concord]
3 an index of all main words in a book along with their immediate contexts

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French, from concordantia.


  • a RP /kənˈkɔːdəns/, /k@n"kO:d@ns/
  • a US /kənˈkɔɹdəns/, /k@n"kOrd@ns/


  1. agreement; accordance
  2. In the context of "grammar|obsolete": concord; agreement.
  3. An alphabetical verbal index showing the places in the text of a book where each principal word may be found, with its immediate context in each place.
    • c. 1857, Thomas Macaulay, "Paul Bunyan", contribution to the Encyclopaedia Britannica,
      His knowledge of the Bible was such, that he might have been called a living concordance.
  4. a list of occurrences of a word or phrase from a corpus, with the immediate context.


agreement (grammar)
alphabetical index

See also

Extensive Definition

Concordance can mean:
concordance in German: Konkordanz (Begriffsklärung)
concordance in Spanish: Concordancia
concordance in French: Concordance

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acclamation, accompaniment, accord, accordance, affinity, agape, agreement, agreement of all, alliance, amity, assent, association, atlas, attune, attunement, bipartisanship, bonds of harmony, brotherly love, cahoots, calendar, caritas, casebook, catalog, catalogue raisonne, cement of friendship, charity, chime, chiming, chorus, city directory, classified catalog, co-working, coaction, coadjuvancy, coadministration, coagency, cochairmanship, codirectorship, coherence, coincidence, collaboration, collaborativeness, collectivism, collectivity, collusion, combination, combined effort, commensalism, common assent, common consent, common effort, common enterprise, communalism, communion, communism, communitarianism, community, community of interests, compatibility, complicity, concentus, concert, concerted action, concomitance, concord, concourse, concurrence, confluence, conformance, conformation, conformity, congeniality, congruence, congruency, congruity, conjunction, consensus, consensus gentium, consensus of opinion, consensus omnium, consent, consentaneity, consilience, consistency, consonance, consonancy, consort, conspiracy, cooperation, cooperativeness, correspondence, cyclopedia, diapason, diatesseron, dictionary catalog, directory, duet, duumvirate, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, empathy, encyclopedia, equivalence, esprit, esprit de corps, euphony, feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, frictionlessness, gazetteer, general acclamation, general agreement, general consent, general voice, good vibes, good vibrations, happy family, harmonics, harmony, heavy harmony, homophony, identity, index, intersection, joining of forces, joint effort, joint operation, junction, kinship, like-mindedness, love, mass action, meeting of minds, monochord, monody, morale, mutual assistance, mutual understanding, mutualism, mutuality, octet, one accord, one voice, oneness, overlap, parallelism, parasitism, peace, phone book, polyglot, pooling, pooling of resources, pulling together, quartet, quintet, rapport, rapprochement, reciprocity, record book, reference book, same mind, saprophytism, self-consistency, septet, sextet, sharing, simultaneity, single voice, solidarity, source book, studbook, symbiosis, symmetry, sympathy, symphony, sync, synchronism, synchronization, synergism, synergy, tally, team spirit, teamwork, telephone book, telephone directory, three-part harmony, timing, total agreement, trio, triumvirate, troika, tune, unanimity, unanimousness, understanding, uniformity, union, unison, unisonance, united action, unity, universal agreement, work of reference
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