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Concomitant

[kən-KAM-əd-ənt]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 17th century

1.

Naturally accompanying or associated.

Examples of Concomitant in a sentence

"Arthur enjoys a big Sunday meal and the concomitant nap that follows."

"I like highway driving, but I don’t like the concomitant stress of driving in the city."

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About Concomitant

“Concomitant” entered English from the Latin “concomitant,” meaning “accompanying.”

Did you Know?

McDonald’s Happy Meals, a children’s meal sold with a concomitant toy, debuted in 1979. However, over the years critics have argued offering toys and other concomitant gifts alongside fast food encourages unhealthy eating. As a result, San Francisco banned the sale of unhealthy meals featuring toys or games in 2010, in the hope of forcing meals featuring concomitant gifts for children to meet minimum nutritional standards. Companies found they could skirt this ban by offering the toys for sale at a very low price, rather than having them concomitant to the meal.

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