Definition of concurrent in English:

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concurrent

Pronunciation: /kənˈkərənt/

adjective

1Existing, happening, or done at the same time: there are three concurrent art fairs around the city
More example sentences
  • He was fined a total of £140 with £60 costs and banned from driving for six months to run concurrent with the existing ban.
  • An important way to ensure the defeat of al Qaeda is through applying pressure for change in the existing regimes' behaviors concurrent with supportive interaction with them.
  • Observations may also indicate evolving issues that are concurrent with an existing issue, or a completely new issue.
Synonyms
simultaneous, coincident, contemporaneous, parallel
1.1(Of two or more prison sentences) to be served at the same time.
Example sentences
  • On each of the murder counts, he was sentenced to concurrent terms of life imprisonment.
  • The appellant was sentenced to a concurrent term of 5 years for the lesser offence of simple wounding.
  • Subsequently, following his arrest a year later, he was sentenced to a concurrent term of 12 months for breach of bail.
1.2 Mathematics (Of three or more lines) meeting at or tending toward one point.
Example sentences
  • These reciprocal figures, for example, have three forces in equilibrium in one figure represented by a triangle while in the reciprocal figure they are represented by three concurrent lines.
  • There are many families of concurrent lines in a triangle.
  • These arcades were later filled with canvases that fitted neatly into the frame of each arch, conveying the effect of a concurrent and symmetrical series of painted niches.
Synonyms
convergent, converging, meeting, intersecting

Derivatives

concurrency

Pronunciation: /-ˈkərənsē/
noun
Example sentences
  • The technical data will be generated directly from design models, ensuring concurrency with system configurations.
  • The city reviewed the building plans for concurrency, a measure of whether existing city services were adequate for the project.
  • Models with two-way concurrency (mandatory concurrency) are processed simultaneously.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin concurrent- 'running together, meeting', from the verb concurrere (see concur).

Words that rhyme with concurrent

blackcurrant, currant, current, occurrent, redcurrant

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: con·cur·rent

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