Definition of concurrent
Examples of concurrent in a Sentence
… 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
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
Added to other evidence, this led to Cooke's conviction and a sentence of two concurrent twenty-year terms. —David Fisher, Hard Evidence, 1995
the concurrent use of two medications
He's currently serving two concurrent life sentences for murder.
Recent Examples of concurrent from the Web
Sunday’s episode also brought HBO the highest number of concurrent viewers across its streaming services, HBO Go and HBO Now.
The second is Ricky Gervais' The Office, which brought about a concurrent era of cringe comedy on film and television.
This is a hard sell in the art world, as the concurrent show of mostly paintings by masters from the Guggenheim’s collection (Picasso, Modigliani, Kandinsky, and the like) makes eminently clear.
Russia, still alive with a chance to advance, closes group play against Mexico on Saturday, while Portugal faces New Zealand in concurrent matches at 11 a.m. ET.
Alphabet Inc's YouTube reported nearly 800,000 peak concurrent viewers across streams from 20 news outlets.
Liquor commissioners are appointed by the mayor and serve four-year terms concurrent with that of the mayor, according to the city's website.
The judge suspended the execution of the concurrent 5-year and 4-year sentences but placed Cain on probation for five years.
The sentence will run concurrent to a November burglary charge.
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concurrent and consecutive
Consecutive has a good deal in common with the complementary word concurrent. Besides the fact that both begin with the prefix con- (meaning “with, together”), each word deals with the time-order in which several things happen. Concurrent describes things that are occurring, or people who are doing something, at the same time, such as “concurrent users” of a computer program. Consecutive refers to things that are arranged or happen in a sequential order. A criminal who serves a consecutive sentence does time for one conviction after another. If that person gets a concurrent sentence, he or she undergoes all punishments at the same time.
What Does concurrent Really Mean?
Things that are concurrent usually not only happen at the same time but also are similar to each other. So, for example, multitasking computers are capable of performing concurrent tasks. When we take more than one medication at a time, we run the risks involved with concurrent drug use. And at any multiplex theater several movies are running concurrently.
CONCURRENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of concurrent for English Language Learners
: happening at the same time
Legal Definition of concurrent
1 : occurring, arising, or operating at the same time often in relationship, conjunction, association, or cooperation the power of taxation in the general and state governments is acknowledged to be concurrent — McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819) a concurrent tortious act — see also concurrent cause at cause, concurrent sentence at sentence
2 : insuring the same property to the same extent under identical terms concurrent fire policies
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