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Occurring or existing concurrently; attendant: poverty and its concomitant social problems. See Synonyms at contemporary.
One that occurs or exists concurrently with another.
[Late Latin concomitāns, concomitant-, present participle of concomitārī, to accompany : Latin com-, com- + Latin comitārī, to accompany (from comes, comit-, companion; see ei- in Indo-European roots).]
existing or occurring together; associative
a concomitant act, person, etc
[C17: from Late Latin concomitārī to accompany, from com- with + comes companion, fellow]
con•com•i•tant(kɒnˈkɒm ɪ tənt, kən-)
1. existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent: an event and its concomitant circumstances.n.
2. a concomitant quality, circumstance, or thing.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin concomitant-, s. of concomitāns, present participle of concomitārī to accompany < Latin con- con- + comes companion; see comes]
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|Noun||1.||concomitant - an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another|
associate - any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
background - relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; "when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"
|Adj.||1.||concomitant - following or accompanying as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"|
subsequent - following in time or order; "subsequent developments"