Concurrent Definition

kən-kûrənt, -kŭr-
Occurring at the same time; existing together.
Webster's New World
Meeting in or going toward the same point; converging.
Webster's New World
Acting together; cooperating.
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In agreement; harmonious.
Webster's New World
Exercised equally over the same area.
Concurrent jurisdiction.
Webster's New World
A concurrent circumstance, cause, etc.
Webster's New World
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.


Origin of Concurrent

  • From Middle English, from Old French concurrent, from Latin concurrēns, present active participle of concurrō (“happen at the same time”), from con (“with”) + currō (“run”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin concurrēns concurrent- present participle of concurrere to coincide concur

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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