simultaneous

[ sahy-muhl-tey-nee-uhs, sim-uhl- ]
/ ˌsaɪ məlˈteɪ ni əs, ˌsɪm əl- /
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adjective

existing, occurring, or operating at the same time; concurrent: simultaneous movements; simultaneous translation.

Origin of simultaneous

1650–60; < Latin simul together (see similar) + (instan)taneous
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsimultaneous

simultaneous

/ (ˌsɪməlˈteɪnɪəs, US ˌsaɪməlˈteɪnɪəs) /

adjective

occurring, existing, or operating at the same time; concurrent

noun

chess a display in which one player plays a number of opponents at once, walking from board to boardSometimes shortened to: simul
Derived Formssimultaneously, adverbsimultaneousness or simultaneity (ˌsɪməltəˈniːɪtɪ, US ˌsaɪməltəˈniːɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for simultaneous

C17: formed on the model of instantaneous from Latin simul at the same time, together
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Word Origin and History for nonsimultaneous

simultaneous


adj.

1650s, from Medieval Latin simultaneus, perhaps from simultim "at the same time," extended from Latin simul "at the same time" (see similar (adj.)), or from simul with ending abstracted from Late Latin spontaneus, where the -t- is organic. Related: Simultaneously.

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