Meaning of CONCURRENT in English


I. kənˈkər.ənt, (ˈ)kän|k-, -kə.rə- adjective

Etymology: Middle English concurrant, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French concurrent, from Latin concurrent-, concurrens, present participle of concurrere


a. : converging, meeting, intersecting, running together at a point

in both heads the brow ridges are absent, and the eyebrows concurrent — C.S.Coon

specifically mathematics : meeting in a point

b. : running parallel

concurrent lines of force

2. : 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 — John Marshall

the Germans launched a well-prepared full-scale invasion of southern Norway with the concurrent occupation of Trondheim and Narvik — Times Literary Supplement


a. : acting in conjunction : marked by accord, agreement, harmony, or similarity in effect or tendency

the concurrent testimony of all visitors to the spot

b. of insurance policies : insuring the same property to the same extent or under identical clauses

4. law : joint and equal in authority : taking cognizance of or having authority over the same subject matters : operating on the same objects

concurrent jurisdiction of courts

also : operating simultaneously

sentenced to serve three concurrent life terms

Synonyms: see contemporary

II. noun

( -s )

1. : one that concurs : a joint or contributory cause

to all affairs of importance there are three necessary concurrents … time, industry, and faculties — Henry More

2. archaic : rival , opponent

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