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CONSTANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Constance mean? 

CONSTANCE (noun)
  The noun CONSTANCE has 2 senses:

1. a lake in southeastern Germany on the northern side of the Swiss Alps; forms part of the Rhine River
2. the council in 1414-1418 that succeeded in ending the Great Schism in the Roman Catholic Church

  Familiarity information: CONSTANCE used as a noun is rare.


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CONSTANCE (noun)


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Meaning:

A lake in southeastern Germany on the northern side of the Swiss Alps; forms part of the Rhine River

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Bodensee; Constance; Lake Constance

Instance hypernyms:

lake (a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land)

Holonyms ("Constance" is a part of...):

Deutschland; Federal Republic of Germany; FRG; Germany (a republic in central Europe; split into East German and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990)


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Meaning:

The council in 1414-1418 that succeeded in ending the Great Schism in the Roman Catholic Church

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Council of Constance; Constance

Hypernyms ("Constance" is a kind of...):

council ((Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine)


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