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Definition of "concordance" [con•cord•ance]

  • Agreement; concord. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • Genetics The presence of a given trait in both members of a pair of twins. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "concordance" in a sentence
  • "Notice how my work is being presented as being in concordance with ID when Meyer knows very well where I stand on this issue."
  • "There is a 4th digit in the concordance, which is usually 0."
  • "Junta CM, Mello SS, Garcia PS, Rassi DM, et al. (2007) Profiling meta-analysis reveals primarily gene coexpression concordance between systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis."