toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

accord
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

19 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
  • "They contain no matter," I continue, "and have no energy and therefore, according to the laws of science, do not exist except in people's minds."
    Part 1 (34% in)
  • That's a motorcycle divided according to its components.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • To know what the components are for, a division according to functions is necessary: A motorcycle may be divided into normal running functions and special, operator-controlled functions.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.
    Part 2 (1% in)
  • I was talking about these concepts yesterday when I said that a motorcycle can be divided according to its components and according to its functions.
    Part 2 (4% in)
  • I was talking about these concepts yesterday when I said that a motorcycle can be divided according to its components and according to its functions.
    Part 2 (4% in)
  • But when Phaedrus broke down the returns according to the grades that were in his book...and the grades were not out of line with grades predicted by previous classes and entrance evaluations...another story was told.
    Part 3 (9% in)
  • Phaedrus thought withholding grades was good, according to his notes, but he didn't give it scientific value.
    Part 3 (10% in)
  • It was a certain basic attitude about the way the world was, a presumptive vision that it ran according to laws...reason...and that man's improvement lay chiefly through the discovery of these laws of reason and application of them toward satisfaction of his own desires.
    Part 3 (22% in)
  • The world now, according to Phaedrus, was composed of three things: mind, matter, and Quality.
    Part 3 (37% in)
  • According to the Theory of Relativity, Riemann geometry best describes the world we live in.
    Part 3 (53% in)
  • It doesn't merely make the most combinations possible according to certain fixed laws.
    Part 3 (57% in)
  • According to the information the forest is filling in again but it will be years before it returns to its former condition.
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • We're still stuck on that screw and the only way it's going to get unstuck is by abandoning further examination of the screw according to traditional scientific method.
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • According to the doctrine of "objectivity," which is integral with traditional scientific method, what we like or don't like about that screw has nothing to do with our correct thinking.
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • He points his finger at the student and demands, "According to Aristotle: What are the three kinds of particular rhetoric according to subject matter discussed?"
    Part 4 (40% in)
  • He points his finger at the student and demands, "According to Aristotle: What are the three kinds of particular rhetoric according to subject matter discussed?"
    Part 4 (40% in)
  • You, sir, what are the three kinds of particular rhetoric according to subject matter discussed?
    Part 4 (40% in)
  • According to witnesses, a car stopped on the street beside him and two men, black, jumped out.
    Afterward (41% in)

There are no more uses of "accord" in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®