The definition of concurrent is things that are happening at the same time.
An example of concurrent are two TV shows that are both on at 9:00.
- occurring at the same time; existing together
- meeting in or going toward the same point; converging
- acting together; cooperating
- in agreement; harmonious
- exercised equally over the same area: concurrent jurisdiction
Origin of concurrentMiddle English ; from Classical Latin concurrens: present participle of concurrere, concur
a concurrent circumstance, cause, etc.
- Happening, existing, or done at the same time as something else: dealing with concurrent crises. See Synonyms at contemporary.
- Meeting or tending to meet at the same point; convergent: concurrent lines.
- Being in accordance; harmonious: Are these decisions concurrent with university policy?
Origin of concurrentMiddle English, from Latin concurrēns, concurrent-, present participle of concurrere, to coincide; see concur.
(comparative more concurrent, superlative most concurrent)
- Happening at the same time; simultaneous.
- Belonging to the same period; contemporary.
- Acting in conjunction; agreeing in the same act or opinion; contibuting to the same event of effect.
- Joint and equal in authority; taking cognizance of similar questions; operating on the same objects.
- the concurrent jurisdiction of courts
- (geometry) Meeting in one point.
- Running alongside one another on parallel courses; moving together in space.
- (computing) Involving more than one thread of computation.
- One who, or that which, concurs; a joint or contributory cause.
- One pursuing the same course, or seeking the same objects; hence, a rival; an opponent.
- 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.
concurrent - Computer Definition
concurrent - Legal Definition
- Existing or occurring at the same time.
- Cooperating; coordinated; united in purpose, action, or application.
- Simultaneously having authority or jurisdiction over the same legal action, dispute, or matter.