Definition of concomitance in English:


Syllabification: con·com·i·tance
Pronunciation: /kənˈkämitəns


(also concomitancy /-tənsē/)
  • 1The fact of existing or occurring together with something else.
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    • Instead, central apneas, which often occur in concomitance with OA in patients with sleepdisordered breathing, are characterized by the lack of both central and peripheral respiratory activity.
    • This time around concomitance is emphasized more often, violinist Liza Rietz filtering her playing throughout the album rather than offering a decoupled juxtaposition with the other members.
    • It can be questioned whether a more elaborate diagnosis (concomitance of fistulas) might allow for more precisely defined traits in the future.
  • 1.1 Theology The doctrine that the body and blood of Christ are each present in both the bread and the wine of the Eucharist.
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    • He is apparently ignorant of the classical doctrine of concomitance by which Jesus the Lord is present in the Host (and in the consecrated wine), Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
    • I will take my medicine on the doctrine of concomitance from the good doctor W.L. Smith.
    • His blood, soul, and divinity become present by concomitance, their inseparable connection with his body, not precisely because of the words of consecration.


mid 16th century: from medieval Latin concomitantia, from the verb concomitari 'accompany' (see concomitant).

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