Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Happening at the same time as something else. See Synonyms at contemporary.
  • adj. Operating or acting in conjunction with another.
  • adj. Meeting or tending to meet at the same point; convergent.
  • adj. Being in accordance; harmonious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Happening at the same time; simultaneous.
  • adj. Belonging to the same period; contemporary.
  • adj. Running alongside one another on parallel courses; moving together in space.
  • adj. Involving more than one thread of computation.
  • n. One who, or that which, concurs; a joint or contributory cause.
  • n. One pursuing the same course, or seeking the same objects; hence, a rival; an opponent.
  • n. One of the supernumerary days of the year over fifty-two complete weeks; so called because they concur with the solar cycle, the course of which they follow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Acting in conjunction; agreeing in the same act or opinion; contributing to the same event or effect; coöperating.
  • adj. Conjoined; associate; concomitant; existing or happening at the same time.
  • adj. Joint and equal in authority; taking cognizance of similar questions; operating on the same objects.
  • adj. Meeting in one point.
  • n. One who, or that which, concurs; a joint or contributory cause.
  • n. One pursuing the same course, or seeking the same objects; hence, a rival; an opponent.
  • n. One of the supernumerary days of the year over fifty-two complete weeks; -- so called because they concur with the solar cycle, the course of which they follow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Meeting in a point; passing through a common point.
  • Concurring, or acting in conjunction; agreeing in the same act; contributing to the same event or effect; operating with; coincident.
  • Conjoined; joint; concomitant; cördinate; combined.
  • n. One who concurs; one agreeing with or like another in opinion, action, occupation, etc.
  • n. In English law, specifically, one who accompanies a sheriff's officer as witness or assistant.
  • n. That which concurs; a joint or contributory thing.
  • n. One having an equal claim or joint right.
  • n. A rival claimant or opponent; a competitor.
  • n. The day, or in the case of leap-year the two days, required to be added to fifty-two weeks to make the civil year correspond with the solar: so called because they concur with the solar cycle, whose course they follow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. occurring or operating at the same time

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin concurrēns, concurrent-, present participle of concurrere, to coincide; see concur.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Latin concurrēns, present active participle of concurrō ("happen at the same time"), from con ("with") + currō ("run") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was simply a clerical error in terms of putting the word "concurrent" in the order, in the sentence before it said that she shall serve it upon release.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • One way of speeding things up, being pioneered by Coram, is what it calls "concurrent planning".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It's what we call our concurrent users or CCU, for short.

    Computer And Video Games

  • In addition, in concurrent studies she is evaluating other aspects of sleep-disordered breathing, including diagnostic techniques and treatment, with an emphasis on noninvasive ventilation.

    Sleep disorders research

  • But apparently the FTC would have backup authority for the things over which it currently has jurisdiction, and would retain concurrent authority over fraud in things like credit repair and foreclosure rescue.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • NASA funding would be adequate to engage in concurrent engineering for our new systems and programs if the people knew the potential impact of not rapidly developing our capabilities and understanding of the space environment.

    Alan Stern on NASA's Cost Increase Problems - NASA Watch

  • And, I'd argue that without as many huge names competing in concurrent sessions, attendees will try more new authors than they would if they were intent on seeing their big-draw favorites.

    July 2006

  • "Hot-tubbing," common practice in Australian courts, is also known by the less colourful label "concurrent evidence."

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • One Step Plus ™ completely automates shipping and manifesting by utilizing an inline conveyor system with barcode capture, weighing, dimensioning, and application of the packing sheet and shipping label concurrent with complete process validation and manifesting.

    PRWeb - Daily News Feed

  • This issue is commonly known as concurrent receipt in the veterans service community.

    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

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