AskDefine | Define concomitant

Dictionary Definition

concomitant adj : following as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with related problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management" [syn: accompanying, attendant, incidental, incidental to(p)] n : an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another [syn: accompaniment, co-occurrence]

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English

Etymology

First attested 1607; from etyl fr concomitant, from present participle of etyl la concomitari, from con- + comitari, from comes.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /kənˈkɒmɪtənt/, /k@n"kQm@t@nt/
  • a US /kənˈkɑːmətənt/, /k@n"kA:m@t@nt/

Adjective

  1. Following as a consequence, especially secondarily or incidentally.
    concomitant circumstance
    concomitant disease

Translations

Noun

  1. A concomitant event or situation.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from concomitari.

Pronunciation

/kɔ̃kɔmitɑ̃/|lang=fr

Adjective

  1. concomitant

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