Definition of concomitant in English:

concomitant

Line breaks: con|comi|tant
Pronunciation: /kənˈkɒmɪt(ə)nt
 
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formal

adjective

noun

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  • A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something: he sought promotion without the necessary concomitant of hard work
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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.

Derivatives

concomitantly

adverb
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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.

Origin

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

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