concordance

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Excerpt from “A complete concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament” (sense 3).

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From Old French concordance, from Late Latin concordantia.

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concordance (countable and uncountable, plural concordances)

  1. Agreement; accordance; consonance.
    Synonyms: accordance, agreement, consonance
    • 1850, Thomas Carlyle, The Life of John Sterling, Part Second, Chapter I:
      John Sterling at Herstmonceux that afternoon, and his Father here in London, would have offered strange contrasts to an eye that had seen them both. Contrasts, and yet concordances.
  2. (grammar, obsolete) Agreement of words with one another; concord.
    Synonyms: agreement, concord
  3. An alphabetical verbal index showing the places in the text of a book where each principal word may be found, with its immediate context in each place.
    • c. 1857, Thomas Macaulay, "Paul Bunyan", contribution to the Encyclopaedia Britannica,
      His knowledge of the Bible was such, that he might have been called a living concordance.
  4. (computational linguistics) A list of occurrences of a word or phrase from a corpus, with the immediate context.

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concordance f (plural concordances)

  1. accord, agreement, accordance, concurrence, consonance, concord