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
The former No. 1 album returns to the list (5,000 units; up 218 percent), concurrent with the debut of his new posthumous collaborations album, The King & I, with Faith Evans.
According to Ball, the letter was heavily pointed to as proof of opioids' safety throughout the 1990s and much of the 2000s, concurrent with the rise of the opioid epidemic.
Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2017)—The Atlantic reached new audience highs in May, drawing 42.3 million monthly unique visitors to TheAtlantic.com (Omniture), and setting new records for daily unique visitors, page views, and concurrent visits.
Coan was given a 18-year prison sentence for the murder and two 1-year prison sentences, to be served concurrent, for the third-degree assault charges.
The Invitational, which features 16 teams playing in two concurrent tournaments Thanksgiving weekend at the Moda Center, was announced earlier this year in honor of Nike co-founder Phil Knight.
Genene Jones, 66, is serving concurrent 99-year and 60-year sentences at a Gatesville prison for the 1982 killing of 15-month-old Chelsea McClelland and the sickening of a 4-week-old boy who survived.
Genene Jones, 66, is serving concurrent 99-year and 60-year sentences at a Gatesville prison for the 1982 killing of 15-month-old Chelsea McClellan and the sickening of a 4-week-old boy who survived.
Many of the site’s employees chose to fly out to the company’s concurrent bash in Berlin, Germany, but Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield was on hand to give a short speech recognizing the efforts of the dozen or so Yahoo folks in attendance.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of concurrent
Middle English, from Latin concurrent-, concurrens, present participle of concurrere —see concur
First Known Use: 14th century
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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