When two television shows are on different channels at the same time, this is an example of a situation where the shows are simultaneous.
Origin of simultaneousMedieval Latin simultaneus ; from simultas, simultaneity ; from L, competition, rivalry ; from simul: see same
- Happening, existing, or done at the same time. See Synonyms at contemporary.
- Mathematics Containing variables for which there are values that can satisfy all the equations: simultaneous equations.
Origin of simultaneousLatin simul, at the same time; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots + English -taneous (as in instantaneous).
- si′mul·ta′ne·ous·ness, si′mul·ta·ne′i·ty