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[ kuhn-kur-uhnt, -kuhr- ]


  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.

  3. having equal authority or jurisdiction:

    two concurrent courts of law.

  4. accordant or agreeing:

    concurrent testimony by three witnesses.

  5. tending to or intersecting at the same point:

    four concurrent lines.


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


/ kənˈkʌrənt /


  1. taking place at the same time or in the same location
  2. cooperating
  3. meeting at, approaching, or having a common point

    concurrent lines

  4. having equal authority or jurisdiction
  5. in accordance or agreement; harmonious


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

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Derived Forms

  • conˈcurrently, adverb

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Other Words From

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of concurrent1

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”; concur ); con-, current

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Example Sentences

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.

Under Fairfax's “concurrent” model of hybrid learning, educators will simultaneously teach in-person and remote students.

Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer, who coached the Volunteers to a national championship in 1998, is stepping down in a concurrent move.

Months later, it still draws 20,000 concurrent players daily.

“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.

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.

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.

This is the concurrent testimony of officers and others whose opinions are entitled to weight.

The report of this commission bore the most concurrent testimony, that the girls' schools were much inferior to the boys' schools.

The question is probably considered too simply—too much to the neglect of concurrent influences.

We would and could have no concurrent convention with the confederate power upon the subject.





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