PRONUNCIATION: (kuhn-SIL-ee-yuhns)

MEANING: noun: The linking or agreement of different disciplines when forming a theory or coming to a conclusion.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by the philosopher William Whewell (1794-1866). From Latin con- (with) + salire (to leap). Earliest documented use: 1840. He also coined the words scientist and physicist.

CONSALIENCE - the relevance of the opposition

CONSOLIENCE - sympathy, understanding, reassurance, and encouragement

PONSILIENCE - the resonance and power of the soprano