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concordance

noun uk   /kənˈkɔː.dəns/ us    /-ˈkɔːr-/
[C] specialized language a book or document that is an alphabetical list of the words used in a book or a writer's work, with information about where the words can be found and in which sentences: a Shakespeare concordanceBooks and parts of booksLists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas [U] formal the state of there being agreement or similarity between things: Last Thursday's show produced moments of inspired concordance between the dance forms.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval

concordance

verb [T] uk   /kənˈkɔː.dəns/ us    /-ˈkɔːr-/ specialized
to collect all the words used in a book or a writer's work into a book or list in alphabetical order, with information about where the words can be found and in which sentences: We've got a computer program which will concordance newspaper texts.Classifying and creating order
(Definition of concordance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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