[ kuhn-kur-uhnt, -kuhr- ]
See synonyms for: concurrentconcurrently on

  1. occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side: concurrent attacks by land, sea, and air.

  2. acting in conjunction; cooperating: the concurrent efforts of several legislators to pass the new law.

  1. having equal authority or jurisdiction: two concurrent courts of law.

  2. accordant or agreeing: concurrent testimony by three witnesses.

  3. tending to or intersecting at the same point: four concurrent lines.

  1. something joint or contributory.

  2. Archaic. a rival or competitor.

Origin of concurrent

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Middle French or directly from Latin concurrent- (stem of concurrēns, present participle of concurrere “to run together”; see concur); see con-, current

Other words from concurrent

  • con·cur·rent·ly, adverb
  • pre·con·cur·rent, adjective
  • un·con·cur·rent, adjective

Words Nearby concurrent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use concurrent in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for concurrent


/ (kənˈkʌrənt) /

  1. taking place at the same time or in the same location

  2. cooperating

  1. meeting at, approaching, or having a common point: concurrent lines

  2. having equal authority or jurisdiction

  3. in accordance or agreement; harmonious

  1. something joint or contributory; a concurrent circumstance or cause

Derived forms of concurrent

  • concurrently, adverb

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