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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.
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Origin of simultaneous

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin simul “together” (see similar) + (instan)taneous

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British Dictionary definitions for simultaneous

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 forms of simultaneous

simultaneously, 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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