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concomitance

Line breaks: con|comi|tance
Pronunciation: /kənˈkɒmɪt(ə)ns
 
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(also concomitancy)

Definition of concomitance in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The fact of existing or occurring together with something else.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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