[kuh n-kur-uh ns, -kuhr-]
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  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.
Also con·cur·ren·cy (for defs 1–4).

Origin of concurrence

From the Medieval Latin word concurrentia, dating back to 1515–25. See concurrent, -ence
Related formspre·con·cur·rence, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for concurrence

unanimity, synchronism, synchroneity, simultaneity

Examples from the Web for concurrence

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Historical Examples of concurrence

  • Yet from their concurrence was born the most astounding hap in the Zorra chronicles.

  • And how can we reconcile this concurrence with the wisdom, independence, and truth of God?

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • We will then, sirs, with your concurrence, say no more of the piracy.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • He turned to Luttrell and Phelips, and they nodded their concurrence with his view of the matter.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • And that is our reason for establishing an oligarchical constitution with their concurrence.



British Dictionary definitions for concurrence


  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
Also (for senses 1–4): concurrency
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Word Origin and History for concurrence

early 15c., from Old French concurrence (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin concurrentia "a running together," from concurrens, present participle of concurrere (see concur).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper