[ kuh n-kur-uh ns, -kuhr- ]
/ kənˈkɜr əns, -ˈkʌr- /


Nearby words

  1. concubine,
  2. concupiscence,
  3. concupiscent,
  4. concupiscible,
  5. concur,
  6. concurrent,
  7. concurrent engineering,
  8. concurrent processing,
  9. concurrent resolution,
  10. concurrent versions system

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for concurrency

  • This simultaneity and concurrency are central tenets of imposing Shock and Awe.

    Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman

British Dictionary definitions for concurrency


/ (kənˈkʌrəns) /


the act of concurring
agreement in opinion; accord; assent
cooperation or combination
simultaneous occurrence; coincidence
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 concurrency



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