- 1An alphabetical list of the words (especially the important ones) present in a text or texts, usually with citations of the passages concerned or with the context displayed on a computer screen: a concordance to the BibleMore example sentences
- It is particularly favoured as an invariant series by which information can be organized in catalogues, concordances, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, indexes, and the like.
- In the 20th century Oxford produced computer-generated concordances to the early texts of individual plays under the supervision of T. Howard-Hill.
- It is just as easy to access dictionaries, concordances and lexicons, the program having simultaneously located all references to your passage in the books included in your search.
- 2 [mass noun] • formal Agreement or consistency: the concordance between the teams' research resultsMore example sentences
- The concordance between the earlier physiological study and present morphometric investigation is reassuring, given the number of assumptions of the latter.
- Many of the exercises, however, require both partners' presence, and this will, obviously, increase the concordance of both partners' reports.
- Such comparative analyses can provide important information about the concordance of genomic, functional, and evolutionary classifications.
- 3 Medicine The inheritance by two related individuals (especially twins) of the same genetic characteristic, such as susceptibility to a disease.More example sentences
- But it is well recognised that twin concordances may be misleading unless the underlying prevalence of a disease is taken into account.
- In contrast, for those who developed the disease earlier than age 50, further data analysis disclosed there was greater genetic concordance in the MZ twins.
- In 1977, Folstein and Rutter published the first twin study in autism and showed that the concordance rate in identical twins was very much higher than in non-identical twins.
verb[with object] (often as adjective concordanced) Back to top
- Make a concordance of: the value of concordanced informationMore example sentences
- In COMPUTING, a comparable list of the words in a text or CORPUS of texts, created by means of a concordancing program.
- Longman Mini Concordancer asks automatically for word or phrase to concordance.
- Heuristics can enable one to concordance. even a large corpus.
late Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin concordantia, from concordant- 'being of one mind' (see concordant).
More definitions of concordanceDefinition of concordance in:
- The US English dictionary