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[ kuhn-kur-uhns, -kuhr- ]


  1. the act of concurring.
  2. accordance in opinion; agreement:

    With the concurrence of several specialists, our doctor recommended surgery.

  3. cooperation, as of agents or causes; combined action or effort.
  4. simultaneous occurrence; coincidence:

    the concurrence of several unusual events.

  5. Geometry. a point that is in three or more lines simultaneously.
  6. Law. a power equally held or a claim shared equally.
  7. Archaic. competition; rivalry.


/ kənˈkʌrəns /


  1. the act of concurring
  2. agreement in opinion; accord; assent
  3. cooperation or combination
  4. simultaneous occurrence; coincidence
  5. geometry a point at which three or more lines intersect

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Other Words From

  • precon·currence noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of concurrence1

From the Medieval Latin word concurrentia, dating back to 1515–25. See concurrent, -ence

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Example Sentences

The concurrence wasn’t the same as the majority opinion, but at least it was now in the legal record.

Obama was very uncomfortable about going into Syria and doing anything without congressional concurrence.

In a concurrence, Justice Stephen Breyer said a more finely tailored law might survive constitutional scrutiny.

Before proceeding we may notice “night” of the third line is directly connected with “stars” of the fourth line by Concurrence.

This is an instance of Inclusion as to the men, of Exclusion and Concurrence as to date of birth and death.

Whether we take this phrase as describing the object or result of founding that college, it is a case of Concurrence.

This phrase describes the locating of the college, and is therefore a relation by Concurrence.

A more vivid concurrence can scarcely be imagined, since he and Bonaparte were both born in the same year, 1769.


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