[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

Examples from the Web for concurrency

Historical Examples of concurrency

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

    Shock and Awe

    Harlan K. Ullman

British Dictionary definitions for concurrency


  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 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