Accompaniment vs Concomitant - What's the difference?

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Accompaniment is a synonym of concomitant.

Accompaniment is a synonym of concomitant.


As nouns the difference between accompaniment and concomitant

is that accompaniment is (music) a part, usually performed by instruments, that gives support or adds to the background in music, or adds for ornamentation; also, the harmony of a figured bass while concomitant is something happening or existing at the same time.

As a adjective concomitant is

accompanying; conjoined; attending; concurrent.

accompaniment

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (music) A part, usually performed by instruments, that gives support or adds to the background in music, or adds for ornamentation; also, the harmony of a figured bass.
  • That which accompanies; something that attends as a circumstance, or which is added to give greater completeness to the principal thing, or by way of ornament, or for the sake of symmetry.
  • concomitant

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Accompanying; conjoined; attending; concurrent.
  • * (John Locke)
  • It has pleased our wise Creator to annex to several objects, as also to several of our thoughts, a concomitant pleasure.
  • * 1970 , Alvin Toffler, Future Shock'', ''Bantam Books , pg. 41:
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * (following as a consequence) accompanying, adjoining, attendant, incidental

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something happening or existing at the same time.
  • * 1970 , , Bantam Books , pg.93:
  • 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.
  • * 1900 , Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams'', ''Avon Books , (translated by James Strachey) pg. 301:
  • It is also instructive to consider the relation of these dreams to anxiety dreams. In the dreams we have been discussing, a repressed wish has found a means of evading censorship—and the distortion which censorship involves. The invariable concomitant is that painful feelings are experienced in the dream.
  • An invariant homogeneous polynomial in the coefficients of a form, a covariant variable, and a contravariant variable.
  • Synonyms

    * (a concomitant event or situation) accompaniment, co-occurrence