Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “concordance”

See all translations

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 concordance [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.

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.
(Definition of concordance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of concordance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More