concordance

Concordance happens when everything agrees. It can refer to an agreement of opinions, or it can describe things that are in harmony. Your words may be in concordance with your actions — that means they're expressing the same thing.

Concordance traces back to the Latin word concordans, meaning "being of one mind." When things are in concordance, it's as if they're of one mind: they agree or are in harmony. A talented home designer will remodel an interior so there's concordance from room to room. If you're a scholarly type, you might already know concordance can also be a list the main words in a book, usually linked to the passages where they occur.

Primary Meanings of concordance

1.
n
a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
2.
n
an index of all main words in a book along with their immediate contexts
Full Definitions of concordance
1

n a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole

Synonyms:
concord, harmony
Types:
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peace
harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
comity
a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
accord, agreement
harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
comity of nations
courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another
community, community of interests
agreement as to goals
concurrence, meeting of minds
a state of cooperation
consensus
agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
sense of the meeting
general agreement reached by an assembled group
unanimity
everyone being of one mind
unison
the state of corresponding exactly
social contract
an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection
Type of:
order
established customary state (especially of society)

n agreement of opinions

Synonyms:
concord, harmony
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing
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n an index of all main words in a book along with their immediate contexts

Type of:
index
an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed

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