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adjective con·cur·rent \kən-ˈkər-ənt, -ˈkə-rənt, kän-\

Simple Definition of concurrent

  • : happening at the same time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of concurrent

  1. 1 :  operating or occurring at the same time

  2. 2 a :  running parallel b :  convergent; specifically :  meeting or intersecting in a point

  3. 3 :  acting in conjunction

  4. 4 :  exercised over the same matter or area by two different authorities <concurrent jurisdiction>

concurrent noun
concurrently adverb

Examples of concurrent in a sentence

  1. … the last two Mysore Wars in the 1790s, like the concurrent European wars against Revolutionary France, demonstrated Britain's capacity to reassert and reconfigure itself in the wake of crushing global defeats. —Linda Colley, Captives, 2002

  2. Concurrent with the party conventions, an assortment of activists, professional pols and show-biz celebrities with populist pretensions … will gather for four days of speechifying, seminar giving and satirical merrymaking … —Andrew Ferguson, Time31 July 2000

  3. Added to other evidence, this led to Cooke's conviction and a sentence of two concurrent twenty-year terms. —David Fisher, Hard Evidence, 1995

  4. the concurrent use of two medications

  5. He's currently serving two concurrent life sentences for murder.

Origin of concurrent

Middle English, from Latin concurrent-, concurrens, present participle of concurrere (see concur)

First Known Use: 14th century

Law Dictionary


adjective con·cur·rent \kən-ˈkər-ənt\

Legal Definition of concurrent

  1. 1 :  occurring, arising, or operating at the same time often in relationship, conjunction, association, or cooperation <the power of taxation in the general and state governments is acknowledged to be concurrentMcCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819)> <a concurrent tortious act> — see also concurrent cause at cause, concurrent sentence at sentence

  2. 2 :  insuring the same property to the same extent under identical terms <concurrent fire policies>

  3. 3 :  exercised over the same matter or area by two different authorities — see also concurrent jurisdiction at jurisdiction, concurrent power at power 2a

concurrently adverb

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