from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Agreement; harmony; accord.
- n. Close correspondence of sounds.
- n. The repetition of consonants or of a consonant pattern, especially at the ends of words, as in blank and think or strong and string.
- n. Music A simultaneous combination of sounds not requiring resolution to another combination of sounds for finality of effect and conventionally regarded as harmonious or pleasing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The repetition of consonant sounds, but not vowels as in assonance.
- n. harmony; agreement; lack of discordance
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Accord or agreement of sounds produced simultaneously, as a note with its third, fifth, and eighth.
- n. Agreement or congruity; harmony; accord; consistency; suitableness.
- n. Friendship; concord.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Accord or agreement of sounds; specifically, in music, a simultaneous combination of two tones that is, by itself, both agreeable and final in effect.
- n. A state of agreement or accordance; congruity; harmony; consistency: as, the consonance of opinions among judges; the consonance of a ritual to the Scriptures.
- n. The sympathetic vibration of a sonorous body, as a piano-string, when another of the same pitch is sounded near it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of sounding harmonious
- n. the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
We will review the order carefully and issue appropriate guidance to ensure that we continue to act in consonance with the law and with policy direction.
Perhaps because it was in consonance with Nazi doctrine and "efficiency" promulgated by the German High Command such as was reflected in a message received by Adolf Diekmann, the commander of the Nazi troops that committed the Oradour atrocities, on the eve of that massacre:
So the "key aspirations" of egalitarian liberals and social conservatives are "broadly in consonance" with ruining the lives of poor immigrants in order to cut native-born yuppies down to size?
This despite the fact that the solution is broadly in consonance with the key aspirations of egalitarian liberals and social conservatives alike: the solution, of course, is to reverse the steady shift from household production to market production.
I believe Buzz is referring to the relatively (last 10-15 years) recent spate of film and tv SF with photorealistic (or, let's say, extremely slick) visual effects that inevitably and by nature of the format and genre, compress action and timescales in consonance with bite-size time and attention spans.
In other words, duration of BRM should be in consonance with the requirement of time to sufficiently discuss all technical issues raised.
We find that the Draft Patent Manual seeks to introduce software patents and we believe that this is not in consonance with the current legal situation India where Clause 3 (k) of the Indian Patent Act clearly says,
Venkatesh Hariharan, who heads Red Hat India's open source affairs, said the draft patent manual that seeks to introduce patents is not in consonance with the current legal situation.
Therefore, I argue that the Diggers 'and Farmies' distinctive forms of countercultural manhood emerged in consonance with, and in response to, their respective primary commitments to anarchist or mystical ideology and praxis.
When I logged on the first time to make a comment, Anaxagoras seemed to be in consonance with the theme here.