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[kuh n-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-]
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  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.
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  1. something joint or contributory.
  2. Archaic. a rival or competitor.
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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
Related formscon·cur·rent·ly, adverbpre·con·cur·rent, adjectivepre·con·cur·rent·ly, adverbun·con·cur·rent, adjectiveun·con·cur·rent·ly, adverb
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Related Words for concurrently

jointly, simultaneously, synchronously, contemporaneously, unitedly

Examples from the Web for concurrently

Historical Examples of concurrently

  • All methods which concurrently with Grammar, mean practice or induce it, are good.

    The Aural System


  • They were proceeded with in advance of, or concurrently with, immigration and settlement.

  • The President of the Realm cannot be concurrently a member of the Reichstag.

    The New Germany

    George Young

  • An advantage of especial importance is that the metals can be concurrently used.

    The Arena


  • These opinions were concurrently advocated with the doctrine of non-resistance.

British Dictionary definitions for concurrently


  1. taking place at the same time or in the same location
  2. cooperating
  3. meeting at, approaching, or having a common pointconcurrent lines
  4. having equal authority or jurisdiction
  5. in accordance or agreement; harmonious
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  1. something joint or contributory; a concurrent circumstance or cause
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Derived Formsconcurrently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for concurrently



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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