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at the same time

Definition of at the same time

  1. 1 :  during the same moment <She was driving, eating, and talking on the phone all at the same time.> <She tries to appear to be both glamorous and modest at the same time.> <As a parent, he is at one and the same time strict and loving.>

  2. 2 —used to introduce a statement that adds to and differs from a preceding statement <The new regulations will help the environment. At the same time, they may be a burden to businesses.> <She wants more respect, while at the same time doing nothing to earn it.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  resembling in every relevant respect

    :  being one without addition, change, or discontinuance :  identical

    :  being the one under discussion or already referred to

  1. :  something identical with or similar to another

  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment

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