concurrency

noun
con·cur·ren·cy | \kən-ˈkər-ən(t)-sē, -ˈkə-rən(t)-, kän-\

Definition of concurrency 

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Synonyms & Antonyms for concurrency

Synonyms

accord, agreement, concurrence, consensus, unanimity, unison

Antonyms

conflict, disagreement

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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

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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 The most valuable lesson learned from the F-35, however, may be to never, ever use concurrency to drive a major weapons program ever again. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Barely Half of the F-35 Fleet Is Flight-Ready," 5 Mar. 2018 The very low availability rate of early F-35s calls into question the wisdom of the concurrency scheme to begin with. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Barely Half of the F-35 Fleet Is Flight-Ready," 5 Mar. 2018 The root of this predicament is a procurement model known as concurrency. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Nearly 200 of America's F-35s May Remain Indefinitely Unfit for Combat (Updated)," 18 Oct. 2017 What is for certain, however, is that the concurrency model has been a persistent, decade-long headache for everyone involved. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Nearly 200 of America's F-35s May Remain Indefinitely Unfit for Combat (Updated)," 18 Oct. 2017 During hooking, one may experience concurrency issues. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Code chunk in Kronos malware used long before MalwareTech published it," 18 Aug. 2017 But L.D. Britt, a past president of the ACS and chairman of surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, says that efficiency has little to do with concurrency. Sandra G. Boodman, Kaiser Health News, "Double-Booked: When Surgeons Operate On Two Patients At Once," 12 July 2017

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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