Consilience meaning

kən-sĭl'ē-əns
The agreement of two or more inductions drawn from different sets of data; concurrence.
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(logic) The concurrence of multiple inductions drawn from different data sets.
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The agreement, co-operation or overlap of academic disciplines.
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Origin of consilience

  • Probably coined by William Whewell (1794–1866), British scientist and philosopher, as if from New Latin cōnsilīre to leap together (Latin com- com-) (Latin -silīre) (combining form of salīre to leap) (as in resilīre to leap back resile) –ence
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin con (“together") + salio (“to leap").
    From Wiktionary