[ kuh n-kur-uh nt, -kuhr- ]
/ kənˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr- /



something joint or contributory.
Archaic. a rival or competitor.

Nearby words

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

Origin of concurrent

1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin concurrent- (stem of concurrēns, present participle of concurrere to run together; see concur); see con-, current

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British Dictionary definitions for concurrent


/ (kənˈkʌrənt) /


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
Derived Formsconcurrently, adverb

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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.

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