concordance

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GRE

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Civil Services

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Meaning(s)

a state of agreement or harmony

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concordance - harmony

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The formal word ‘concordance’ expresses a situation in which people or things have a clear understanding or exist together in an agreeable way. Its meaning is perhaps better understood when you consider that it is derived from the Latin word meaning ‘of one mind’. Most commonly used in written English.

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Synonyms unanimity,consonance
Antonyms dissidence,dissension

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  1. Steve made a very convincing speech about what he intends to do, but let’s wait and see if his actions are in concordance with his words.

  2. The was little concordance between the two official reports into why the project failed, which has left us still searching for a definitive answer.

  3. There is apparent concordance between the company and the workers' union, so it seems as though the planned industrial action will be called off.

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