1. adjective /kənˈkɒmɪtənt,kənˈkɑːmətənt/
Happening at the same time as something else, especially because one thing is related to or causes the other, i.e. concurrent.

The new technology on which super-industrialism is based, much of it blue-printed in American research laboratories, brings with it an inevitable acceleration of change in society and a concomitant speed-up of the pace of individual life as well.

2. noun /kənˈkɒmɪtənt,kənˈkɑːmətənt/
Something happening or existing at the same time.

The declining commitment to place is thus related not to mobility per se, but to a concomitant of mobility- the shorter duration of place relationships.

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  • concomitant — concomitant, ante [ kɔ̃kɔmitɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1503; lat. concomitans, de concomitari « accompagner » ♦ Qui accompagne un autre fait, qui coïncide, coexiste avec lui. ⇒ coïncident, simultané. Symptômes concomitants d une maladie. Log. Méthode des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Concomitant — Con*com i*tant, n. One who, or that which, accompanies, or is collaterally connected with another; a companion; an associate; an accompaniment. [1913 Webster] Reproach is a concomitant to greatness. Addison. [1913 Webster] The other concomitant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concomitant — concomitant, ante (kon ko mi tan, tan t ) adj. Qui se produit en même temps, qui accompagne. Les événements concomitants font comprendre cette disposition des esprits.    Terme de médecine. Symptômes ou signes concomitants, ceux qui accompagnent… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Concomitant — Con*com i*tant, a. [F., fr. L. con + comitari to accompany, comes companion. See {Count} a nobleman.] Accompanying; conjoined; attending. [1913 Webster] It has pleased our wise Creator to annex to several objects, as also to several of our… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concomitant — c.1600, from Fr. concomitant, from L.L. concomitantem (nom. concomitans), prp. of concomitari accompany, attend, from com with, together (see COM (Cf. com )) + comitari join as a companion, from comes (gen. comitis) companion (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • concomitant — adj coincident, concurrent, synchronous, simultaneous, contemporaneous, *contemporary, coeval, coetaneous Analogous words: attending or attendant, accompanying (see corresponding verbs at ACCOMPANY): associated, connected, related, linked (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concomitant — formal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ naturally accompanying or associated. ► NOUN ▪ a concomitant phenomenon. DERIVATIVES concomitance noun concomitantly adverb. ORIGIN from Latin concomitari accompany , from comes companion …   English terms dictionary

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  • concomitant — CONCOMITANT, ANTE. adject. Qui accompagne, Il est du style dogmatique, et ne se dit guère que dans cette phrase, La grâce concomitante …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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