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concurrent

[kuh n-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-] /kənˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr-/
adjective
1.
occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side:
concurrent attacks by land, sea, and air.
2.
acting in conjunction; cooperating:
the concurrent efforts of several legislators to pass the new law.
3.
having equal authority or jurisdiction:
two concurrent courts of law.
4.
accordant or agreeing:
concurrent testimony by three witnesses.
5.
tending to or intersecting at the same point:
four concurrent lines.
noun
6.
something joint or contributory.
7.
Archaic. a rival or competitor.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin concurrent- (stem of concurrēns, present participle of concurrere to run together; see concur); see con-, current
Related forms
concurrently, adverb
preconcurrent, adjective
preconcurrently, adverb
unconcurrent, adjective
unconcurrently, adverb
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  • The code also provides that the periods of ownership and use do not have to be concurrent.
  • His hypertension requires three concurrent medications.
  • One of the markers of this change is the concurrent rise of what might be called tribal allegiances around the world.
  • Subsequent attempts have been focused on the added benefit of including concurrent chemotherapy.
British Dictionary definitions for concurrent

concurrent

/kənˈkʌrənt/
adjective
1.
taking place at the same time or in the same location
2.
cooperating
3.
meeting at, approaching, or having a common point: concurrent lines
4.
having equal authority or jurisdiction
5.
in accordance or agreement; harmonious
noun
6.
something joint or contributory; a concurrent circumstance or cause
Derived Forms
concurrently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for concurrent
adj.

late 14c., from Old French concurrent or directly from Latin concurrentem (nominative concurrens), present participle of concurrere (see concur). Related: Concurrency; concurrently. Concurrent jurisdiction is recorded from 1767.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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