consilience

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin con ‎(together) + salio ‎(to leap).

Noun[edit]

consilience ‎(plural consiliences)

  1. (logic) the concurrence of multiple inductions drawn from different data sets
  2. The agreement, co-operation or overlap of academic disciplines.

References[edit]

  • Consilience Edward O. Wilson (Vintage Books USA 1998, ISBN 067976867X)
  • consilience” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).