concomitant

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First attested 1607; from French concomitant, from concomitāns, the present participle of Latin concomitor (I accompany), from con- (together) + comitor (I accompany), from comes (companion).

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concomitant (not comparable)

  1. Accompanying; conjoined; attending; concurrent.
    • John Locke
      It has pleased our wise Creator to annex to several objects, as also to several of our thoughts, a concomitant pleasure.
    • 1970, Alvin Toffler, Future Shock, Bantam Books, pg. 41:
      The new technology on which super-industrialism is based, much of it blue-printed in American research laboratories, brings with it an inevitable acceleration of change in society and a concomitant speed-up of the pace of individual life as well.

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concomitant (plural concomitants)

  1. Something happening or existing at the same time.
    • 1970, Alvin Toffler, Future Shock, Bantam Books, pg.93:
      The declining commitment to place is thus related not to mobility per se, but to a concomitant of mobility- the shorter duration of place relationships.
    • 1900, Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Avon Books, (translated by James Strachey) pg. 301:
      It is also instructive to consider the relation of these dreams to anxiety dreams. In the dreams we have been discussing, a repressed wish has found a means of evading censorship—and the distortion which censorship involves. The invariable concomitant is that painful feelings are experienced in the dream.
  2. (algebra) An invariant homogeneous polynomial in the coefficients of a form, a covariant variable, and a contravariant variable.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin concomitāns, the present participle of Latin concomitor (I accompany)

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concomitant m (feminine concomitante, masculine plural concomitants, feminine plural concomitantes)

  1. concomitant

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