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  • 1In agreement; consistent.

    ‘the answers were roughly concordant’
    • ‘Ends and means are concordant and, indeed, explicitly so, with every step toward the outcome a faithful miniature of the larger program.’
    • ‘As an English major you hit a concordant note with me.’
    • ‘And it does seem to me that art and love are concordant facets of one truth of salvation.’
    • ‘This principle is required for the formation of a concordant family, the building of a harmonious society and the establishment of a peaceful world.’
    • ‘In five out of six relapsed eases, EBV status of lymph node biopsy at relapse was concordant with the initial biopsy.’
    • ‘In general, postoperative seizure control is most successful in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and has a greater than 90 percent rate of excellent outcome when MRI and EEG data are concordant.’
    • ‘Surgical excision of the NCB site should be performed if the pathologic diagnosis of an NCB with ALH is not concordant with the radiologic abnormality that was the initial impetus for biopsy.’
    • ‘Specifically, outcomes in both critically ill and noncritically ill patients were not influenced by whether they received concordant or discordant therapy based on pneumococcal in vitro susceptibility results.’
    • ‘Discussion of concordant diagnoses and discrepancies would build a collaborative relationship between clinicians and pathologists and might lead to better autopsy utilization.’
    • ‘This prediction is reasonably concordant with the reported absolute rates of ectopic pregnancy in women taking progestogen-only pills of 3-20 per 1000 woman years.’
    • ‘The percentage of participant responses that were concordant with the reference diagnosis, including reparative changes, is shown for all diagnostic categories in Table 3.’
    • ‘A concordant diagnosis is defined as placement of the slide within the correct series of diagnostic classification.’
    • ‘The percentage of concordant cytologic diagnoses between 2 pathologists (K.K. and YY) was also determined.’
    • ‘On a broad scale, morphometric variation was concordant with genetic variation.’
    • ‘These findings are concordant with the conclusion that occupational factors contribute to the etiology of CHD in the traffic-control officers studied.’
    • ‘Four members of the Cytopathology Resource Committee simultaneously reviewed most concordant and least concordant cases for each diagnostic category.’
    • ‘Participants who reported citalopram use at the 3-month assessment had serum levels verifying self-report, and all were concordant with self-report.’
    • ‘The concordant model of shared understanding and prescribing should improve health outcomes.’
    • ‘Slides showing reparative changes elicit responses that were among the least concordant for any diagnostic category for laboratory responses.’
    • ‘These diminished ratings of impairment associated with repeated zolpidem administration are concordant with previous studies regarding the impairment-producing effects of other hypnotics.’
    united, in complete agreement, in complete accord, of one mind, like-minded, of the same mind, in harmony, at one, with one voice, concordant, undivided
    1. 1.1Geology Corresponding in direction with the planes of adjacent or underlying strata.
      ‘East Uralian Zone host rocks surrounding the Dzhabyk batholith have an overall east-dipping foliation that, near the batholith, are concordant with the contact.’
      • ‘One of the tips yields a concordant analysis with an Ordovician age of 495 Ma.’
      • ‘However, a true concordant relation between the uppermost Jurassic and the lowest Cretaceous sequences is in principle only found locally, and is restricted to the deepest parts of the basin.’
      • ‘He stated that a well-defined parting surface, such as a bedding plane or unconformity, is a prerequisite for the site of intrusion of a concordant sill.’
      • ‘The igneous contacts are sharp and are commonly concordant with the bedding and/or foliation in the host rocks.’
      corresponding, equivalent, parallel, analogous, coordinating, complementing, complementary, harmonizing, blending, toning, harmonious, the same, paired, twin, coupled, double, duplicate, identical, of a piece, all of a piece, like, like peas in a pod, like two peas in a pod, alike, comparable, similar, correlative, congruent, tallying, agreeing, concordant, consonant
    2. 1.2Medicine (of twins) inheriting the same genetic characteristic, such as susceptibility to a disease.
      ‘The contribution of genetics in handedness has been supported by studies of families of concordant twins and adopted individuals.’
      • ‘Emphasizing inherited components by studying concordant or discordant patient pairs with extreme phenotypes, we were able to detect associations of residual chloride conductance and of modifier genes with the CF phenotype.’
      • ‘There have been some recent studies using twins which show that there's a higher rate in the concordant, identical twins than in the discordant twins.’
      • ‘Identical twins are not 100% concordant, indicating that there are nongenetic factors involved.’
      • ‘That is, identical twins are somewhat more concordant than fraternal twins.’
      matching, identical, alike, duplicate, carbon-copy, twin, paired, coupled, double, indistinguishable, interchangeable, corresponding, equivalent, parallel, of a piece, all of a piece, like, like peas in a pod, like two peas in a pod, comparable, similar, correlative, congruent, tallying, agreeing, concordant, consonant
    3. 1.3Music In harmony.
      ‘He showed that 31-degree equal temperament, with degrees of 38.7¢, gave an excellent rendition of the concordant intervals.’
      • ‘Harmony can be concordant, with all pitches 'agreeing' with each other, or it can be dissonant, creating a sense of tension.’
      • ‘The carillon originated in the 12th century in the Low Countries when people wanted not only to make beautiful bells, but also to achieve a sonorous and concordant sound.’



/kənˈkôrdnt/ /kənˈkɔrdnt/