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.

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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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