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.
- con·cur·rent·ly, adverb
- pre·con·cur·rent, adjective
- un·con·cur·rent, adjective
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How to use concurrent in a sentence
To me, this just makes the point that if we’re going to use the IRS to process payments like this, then we need to set up a separate system that runs concurrent with the tax filing system.IRS mistakenly tells tens of thousands of taxpayers they won’t get their stimulus payments | Michelle Singletary | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Under Fairfax's “concurrent” model of hybrid learning, educators will simultaneously teach in-person and remote students.Virginia’s largest school systems vow to reopen classrooms for all by March | Hannah Natanson | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer, who coached the Volunteers to a national championship in 1998, is stepping down in a concurrent move.Tennessee fires coach Jeremy Pruitt, alleges his staff committed ‘stunning’ amount of NCAA violations | Des Bieler | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Months later, it still draws 20,000 concurrent players daily.Are you a ‘Phasmophobia’ pro? Here are some alternate rules to keep the scares fresh. | Elise Favis | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
“So there are several layers and several concurrent efforts that are used to assure that whatever corrections that are put in place are monitored and adjusted,” she said.Metro’s plans to correct safety deficiencies in its rail operations center sent back for more work | Justin George | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
There were more than 40 concurrent parties being held in the city.
“Their assessment was concurrent with our own experience in Iowa,” says Waldron, simply.Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes | John Avlon | March 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And a series of concurrent, related developments have significantly reduced the utility of the gasoline tax.
A concurrent change in the economy that administers a sharp lesson on the consequences of trying to out-plan free markets.
This meant playing up the restrictions on its power and emphasizing the “concurrent” authority of the states.
Ellen was beloved, and there was, besides, a concurrent strain of sympathy through the assembly who had known all her past.Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
This is the concurrent testimony of officers and others whose opinions are entitled to weight.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell
The report of this commission bore the most concurrent testimony, that the girls' schools were much inferior to the boys' schools.The Education of American Girls | Anna Callender Brackett
The question is probably considered too simply—too much to the neglect of concurrent influences.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
We would and could have no concurrent convention with the confederate power upon the subject.
British Dictionary definitions for concurrent
taking place at the same time or in the same location
meeting at, approaching, or having a common point: concurrent lines
having equal authority or jurisdiction
in accordance or agreement; harmonious
something joint or contributory; a concurrent circumstance or cause
- concurrently, adverb
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