con·​cur·​ren·​cy kən-ˈkər-ən(t)-sē How to pronounce concurrency (audio)

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 Hybrid cloud architectures must enable short query response times (to meet rigorous SLAs), high throughputs (to query large volumes of data) and high concurrency (to support multiple workloads). Rohit Amarnath, Forbes, 2 June 2022 And Tennessee is actually favorable to concurrency. Tasha Lemley, Scientific American, 4 Feb. 2022 Suppose your company’s goals include unlimited concurrency and instant response times in delivering analytics. Rohit Amarnath, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 The Air Force intentionally introduced concurrency with the F-35 fighter to make planes available to pilots sooner, with the idea that the service would eventually update the early production jets to match the final hardware and software standard. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 June 2021 The service is concerned that speeding things up could introduce concurrency issues. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 June 2021 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, 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, 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, 3 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of concurrency was in 1597

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“Concurrency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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