- occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side: concurrent attacks by land, sea, and air.
- acting in conjunction; cooperating: the concurrent efforts of several legislators to pass the new law.
- having equal authority or jurisdiction: two concurrent courts of law.
- accordant or agreeing: concurrent testimony by three witnesses.
- tending to or intersecting at the same point: four concurrent lines.
- something joint or contributory.
- Archaic. a rival or competitor.
Origin of concurrent
Related Wordscircumstantial, coeval, coincident, concerted, concomitant, incidental, parallel, synchronous, contemporaneous, coexisting, synchronal, allied, compatible, confluent, consistent, convergent, cooperating, harmonious, joined, like-minded
Examples from the Web for concurrent
There were more than 40 concurrent parties being held in the city.Have We Hit Marina Abramovic Overload?
December 5, 2013
“Their assessment was concurrent with our own experience in Iowa,” says Waldron, simply.Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes
March 25, 2013
And a series of concurrent, related developments have significantly reduced the utility of the gasoline tax.Virginia Makes an End Run Around Gas Taxes
January 16, 2013
A concurrent change in the economy that administers a sharp lesson on the consequences of trying to out-plan free markets.David's Bookclub: The New New Deal
December 1, 2012
This meant playing up the restrictions on its power and emphasizing the “concurrent” authority of the states.Rick Perry, Anti-Federalist
August 18, 2011
With equal and concurrent care they are to "pursue sanctification."Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews
Handley C.G. Moule
A concurrent drift begins which is subject to later correction.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
We like leaving the words to elucidate the concurrent action.Somehow Good
William de Morgan
The compact was to be carried out, not by treaty, but by concurrent legislation.The Canadian Dominion
Oscar D. Skelton
Religious sympathy rarely leads men to engage in important wars, unless it has the support of other concurrent motives.
- taking place at the same time or in the same location
- meeting at, approaching, or having a common pointconcurrent lines
- having equal authority or jurisdiction
- in accordance or agreement; harmonious
- something joint or contributory; a concurrent circumstance or cause
Word Origin and History for concurrent
late 14c., from Old French concurrent or directly from Latin concurrentem (nominative concurrens), present participle of concurrere (see concur). Related: Concurrency; concurrently. Concurrent jurisdiction is recorded from 1767.