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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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