concurrent


con·cur·rent

adjective \kən-ˈkər-ənt, -ˈkə-rənt, kän-\

: happening at the same time

Full Definition of CONCURRENT

1
:  operating or occurring at the same time
2
a :  running parallel
b :  convergent; specifically :  meeting or intersecting in a point
3
:  acting in conjunction
4
:  exercised over the same matter or area by two different authorities <concurrent jurisdiction>
concurrent noun
con·cur·rent·ly adverb

Examples of CONCURRENT

  1. the concurrent use of two medications
  2. He's currently serving two concurrent life sentences for murder.
  3. … 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

Origin of CONCURRENT

Middle English, from Latin concurrent-, concurrens, present participle of concurrere (see concur)
First Known Use: 14th century

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