Definition of concomitant in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈkämədənt/


Naturally accompanying or associated: she loved travel, with all its concomitant worries concomitant with his obsession with dirt was a desire for order
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  • The expression of this gene is associated with concomitant changes in cysteine protease activity of the petals.
  • Romanticism and the political reforms concomitant with liberal thought changed this situation to some extent.
  • Gone is the image of haunted faces, enslaved to drug-addiction and the many vices concomitant with this curse.
attendant, accompanying, associated, related, connected;
resultant, consequent


A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something: some of us look on pain and illness as concomitants of the stresses of living
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  • All this suggests that abetting globalization, and its natural concomitants of economic and political liberty, is a big part of any successful war on terrorism.
  • Evidence for the centrality of food ‘includes the facial expression, which focuses on oral expulsion and closing of the nares, and the physiological concomitants of nausea and gagging.’
  • This makes happiness and misery necessary concomitants of consciousness, and thus conscious beings are endowed with a desire for happiness.



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  • Although we live in an age marked by relativism, ever-increasing secular concerns, and concomitantly weakening religious influence, the term is far from anachronistic.
  • This consciousness developed concomitantly with the social, economic, and political transformations taking place in the Arab world in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • Parents noted that their children had become more independent and, concomitantly, more mature and responsible.


Early 17th century: from late Latin concomitant- 'accompanying', from concomitari, from con- 'together with' + comitari, from Latin comes 'companion'.

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