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Definitions for concomitant
kɒnˈkɒm ɪ tənt, kən-con·comi·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrenceadjective

    an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

  2. attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequentadjective

    following or accompanying as a consequence

    "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"


  1. concomitantnoun

    Something happening or existing at the same time.

  2. concomitantadjective

    Happening at the same time as something else, especially because one thing is related to or causes the other, i.e. concurrent.

  3. Etymology: First attested 1607; from concomitant, from present participle of concomitari, from con- + comitari, from comes.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CONCOMITANTadjective

    Conjoined with; concurrent with; coming and going with, as collateral, not causative, or consequential.

    Etymology: concomitans, Latin.

    It is the spirit that furthereth the extension or dilatation of bodies, and it is ever concomitant with porosity and dryness. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 841.

    It has pleased our wise Creator to annex to several objects, as also to several of our thoughts, a concomitant pleasure; and that in several objects, to several degrees. John Locke.

  2. Concomitantnoun

    Companion; person or thing collaterally connected.

    These effects are from the local motion of the air, a concomitant of the sound, and not from the sound. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    He made him the chief concomitant of his heir apparent and only son, in a journey of much adventure. Henry Wotton.

    In consumptions the preternatural concomitants, an universal heat of the body, a torminous diarrhæa, and hot distillations, have all a corrosive quality. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.

    The other concomitant of ingratitude is hard-heartedness, or want of compassion. Robert South, Sermons.

    Horrour stalks around,
    Wild staring, and his sad concomitant,
    Despair, of abject look. Philips.

    Reproach is a concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph. Addison.

    And for tobacco, who could bear it?
    Filthy concomitant of claret! Matthew Prior.

    Where antecedents, concomitants and consequents, causes and effects, signs and things signified, subjects and adjuncts, are necessarily connected with each other, we may infer. Isaac Watts, Logick.


  1. Concomitant

    Concomitance is the condition of accompanying or coexisting. A concomitant is something that accompanies something else.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concomitantadjective

    accompanying; conjoined; attending

  2. Concomitantnoun

    one who, or that which, accompanies, or is collaterally connected with another; a companion; an associate; an accompaniment

  3. Etymology: [F., fr. L. con- + comitari to accompany, comes companion. See Count a nobleman.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Concomitant

    kon-kom′i-tant, adj. accompanying or going along with: conjoined with.—n. he who or that which accompanies.—ns. Concom′itance, Concom′itancy, state of being concomitant.—adv. Concom′itantly. [L. con, with, and comitans, pr.p. of comitāri, to accompany—comes, a companion.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concomitant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concomitant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of concomitant in a Sentence

  1. Claude Lévi-Strauss:

    The only phenomenon with which writing has always been concomitant is the creation of cities and empires, that is the integration of large numbers of individuals into a political system, and their grading into castes or classes. It seems to have favored the exploitation of human beings rather than their enlightenment.

  2. Joseph Addison:

    It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.

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    causing disapproval or protest
    • A. transparent
    • B. obnoxious
    • C. occasional
    • D. handsome

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