Definition of simultaneous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɪm(ə)lˈteɪnɪəs/


Occurring, operating, or done at the same time: a simultaneous withdrawal of troops simultaneous translation
More example sentences
  • This will lead to the simultaneous withdrawal of the armies of both the countries from the borders.
  • So they installed, at their own expense, simultaneous translation facilities.
  • The difference from concurrent validity is that a future rather than a simultaneous criterion measure is employed.
concurrent, happening at the same time, done at the same time, contemporaneous, concomitant, coinciding, coincident, synchronous, synchronized, synchronic;
coexistent, parallel, side by side



Pronunciation: /ˌsɪm(ə)ltəˈneɪɪti/
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪm(ə)ltəˈniːɪti/
Example sentences
  • We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed.
  • The simultaneity of diverse visualities and textualities, presented in these Readers, turns the act of reading into a heuristic navigation of our current physical and virtual reality.
  • The transitions are mentally demanding, and the frequent use of moving, multiple frames connected by simultaneity and consequence create something different for a comic book movie.


Pronunciation: /ˌsɪmlˈteɪnɪəsnəs/
Example sentences
  • That view is expressed after looking at page 180 and considering the simultaneousness of the events.
  • It is fascinating how the simultaneousness of the events is triggered by showing movement.
  • It should therefore be ensured, at relatively high expenditures, that this simultaneousness of the application movement is maintained also during an extended operating time.


Mid 17th century: based on Latin simul 'at the same time', probably influenced by late Latin momentaneus.

Words that rhyme with simultaneous

contemporaneous, cutaneous, extemporaneous, extraneous, instantaneous, miscellaneous, Pausanias, porcellaneous, spontaneous, subcutaneous

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