simultaneous

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si·mul·ta·neous

adjective \ˌsī-məl-ˈtā-nē-əs, -nyəs also ˌsi-\

: happening at the same time

Full Definition of SIMULTANEOUS

1
:  existing or occurring at the same time :  exactly coincident
2
:  satisfied by the same values of the variables <simultaneous equations>
si·mul·ta·ne·i·ty \-tə-ˈnē-ə-tē, -ˈnā-\ noun
si·mul·ta·neous·ly \-ˈtā-nē-əs-lē, -nyəs-\ adverb
si·mul·ta·neous·ness noun

Examples of SIMULTANEOUS

  1. The two gunshots were simultaneous.
  2. <a simultaneous release of the movie and its soundtrack on CD>

Origin of SIMULTANEOUS

Latin simul at the same time + English -taneous (as in instantaneous) — more at same
First Known Use: circa 1660

Rhymes with SIMULTANEOUS

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