con·​cur·​ren·​cy | \ kən-ˈkər-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce concurrency (audio) , -ˈkə-rən(t)-, kän- \

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Examples of concurrency in a Sentence

the concurrency of several life-threatening emergencies made for a busy night at the trauma center there is general concurrency that the rule concerning the writing of thank-you notes still pertains
Recent Examples on the Web Under a concept known as concurrency, Lockheed Martin started producing planes prior to the design being finalized in order to get them into the hands of pilots faster. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Congress Could Buy Fewer 'Fiasco' F-35 Fighters," 24 Mar. 2021 Under a system known as concurrency, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. military agreed to order smaller batches of jets while still finalizing the design. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The F-35 Still Isn't Actually 'Done'," 28 Oct. 2020 Tina Landau — who directed the show on Broadway, on tour and on-screen with seasoned awards show helmer Glenn Weiss — is OK with the concurrency, as long as the show is being seen in some way. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ musical heads to TV as part of show’s 20th anniversary celebration," 3 Dec. 2019 Under a manufacturing concept known as concurrency, F-35 production began before the jet’s hardware and software was completed. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The F-35 Is Cheap To Buy (But Not To Fly)," 30 Oct. 2019 This remarkable concurrency isn’t the only remarkable thing happening here. Quanta Magazine, "How Geometry, Data and Neighbors Predict Your Favorite Movies," 22 May 2019 Under the concurrency concept, the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin started building the jets before the development process was finished. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Some F-35s Could Become Unflyable by 2026," 1 Feb. 2019 If not for the concurrency strategy, the production line wouldn’t start until 2019 at the earliest. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Pentagon Agrees to Fix the F-35's Many Problems Before Full Production," 6 June 2018 To speed things along, the Pentagon adopted a procurement process known as concurrency, in which airplanes would be built before the design was finalized. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Pentagon Agrees to Fix the F-35's Many Problems Before Full Production," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of concurrency

1597, in the meaning defined above

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3 Apr 2021

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“Concurrency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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