Concordance definition

kən-kôrdns
An alphabetical list of the chief words used in a book or by a writer, with the passages in which they occur identified or cited.
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The definition of concordance is an agreement, or an alphabetical list of primary words used by an author.

An example of a concordance is two friends agreeing to go into business in a certain way.

An example of a concordance is a list showing how many times the word Jesus shows up in the Bible and in what passages.

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(genetics) The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins.
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Agreement; harmony.
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Agreement; concord.
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An alphabetical index of all the words in a text or corpus of texts, showing every contextual occurrence of a word.

A concordance of Shakespeare's works.

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Agreement; concord.
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(genetics) The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins.
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(computational linguistics) A list of occurrences of a word or phrase from a corpus, with the immediate context.
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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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
concordance
Plural:
concordances

Origin of concordance

  • From French, from Late Latin concordantia.

    From Wiktionary