Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Concordant'
- in keeping; "salaries agreeable with current trends"; "plans conformable with your wishes"; "expressed views concordant with his background" [syn: accordant, agreeable, conformable, consonant]
- being of the same opinion [syn: concurring(a)]
- Concordant \Con*cord"ant\, a. [L. concordans, p. pr. of
concordare: cf. F. concordant. See Concord.]
Agreeing; correspondent; harmonious; consonant.
Were every one employed in points concordant to their
natures, professions, and arts, commonwealths would
rise up of themselves. --Sir T.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Concordant'
A concordant, longitudinal, or Pacific type coastline occurs where beds, or layers, of differing rock types are folded into ridges that run parallel to the coast. The outer hard rock (for example, granite) provides a protective barrier to erosion of the softer rocks (for example, clays) further inland. Sometimes the outer hard rock is punctured, allowing the sea to erode the softer rocks behind. This creates a cove, a circular area of water with a relatively narrow entrance from the sea.
Lulworth Cove in Dorset is situated on a concordant coastline. The outer hard rock is Portland limestone. The sea has broken through this barrier and easily eroded the clays behind it. A chalk cliff face at the back of the cove slows further erosion. Erosion is just starting to the west, where the sea has again broken through the Portland limestone barrier at Stair Hole.[See more about Concordant at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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