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

Simple Definition of concurrent

  • : happening at the same time

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
con·cur·rent·ly adverb

Examples of concurrent

  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



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