1. Agreement in the types of data that occur in natural pairs. For example, in a trait like schizophrenia, a pair of identical twins is concordant if both are affected or both are unaffected; it is discordant if one of them only is affected. Likewise, the pairs might be non-identical twins, or sibs, or husband and wife, etc. 2. A negotiated, shared agreement between clinician and patient concerning treatment regimen(s), outcomes, and behaviors; a more cooperative relationship than those based on issues of compliance and noncompliance. [L. concordia, agreeing, harmony]

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similarity of any physical characteristic that is found in both of a pair of twins.

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con·cor·dance (kən-korґdəns) [L. concordare to agree] in genetics, the occurrence of a given trait in both members of a twin pair, as opposed to discordance.

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  • concordance — CONCORDANCE. s. f. Convenance, rapport. Il ne se dit guère qu en parlant Des Auteurs Canoniques. Il y a une merveilleuse concordance entre les Evangélistes. La concordance des Écritures. Il se dit aussi Des Livres qui sont faits pour montrer la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • concordance — Concordance. s. f. Convenance, rapport. Il ne se dit guere qu en parlant des Auteurs Canoniques. Il y a une merveilleuse concordance entre les Evangelistes. la concordance des Ecritures. Il se dit aussi des livres qui sont faits pour montrer la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • concordance — late 14c., alphabetical arrangement of all the words in a book (esp. the Bible), from O.Fr. concordance (12c.) agreement, harmony, from L.L. concordantia, from concordantem (nom. concordans; see CONCORD (Cf. concord)). Originally a citation of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • concordance — [kən kôrd′ ns] n. [ME concordaunce < OFr concordance < ML concordantia < L concordans, prp. of concordare, to agree < concors: see CONCORD] 1. agreement; harmony 2. an alphabetical list of the chief words used in a book or by a writer …   English World dictionary

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  • concordance — ► NOUN 1) an alphabetical list of the important words in a text, usually with citations of the passages concerned. 2) formal agreement. ORIGIN from Latin concordare agree on …   English terms dictionary

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