concurrent Definition

existing, happening, or done at the same time.

Using concurrent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "concurrent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The two events were concurrent.

  • Example

    The company is facing concurrent crises.

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    The judge imposed concurrent sentences on the defendant.

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    The project requires concurrent work from multiple teams.

concurrent Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for concurrent

Antonyms for concurrent

Phrases with concurrent

  • the ability of multiple courts to hear and decide on a case


    The case falls under concurrent jurisdiction, so it can be heard in either state or federal court.

  • concurrent powers

    powers shared by both the federal and state governments in a federal system


    Taxation is an example of concurrent powers in the United States.

  • a user who is accessing a computer system or network at the same time as other users


    The software can handle up to 100 concurrent users.

Origins of concurrent

from Latin 'con-' meaning 'together' and 'currere' meaning 'run'


Summary: concurrent in Brief

The term 'concurrent' [kənˈkʌrənt] refers to things that exist, happen, or are done at the same time. It can describe events, crises, work, or sentences, as in 'The two events were concurrent.' 'Concurrent' also has legal connotations, such as 'concurrent jurisdiction,' which refers to the ability of multiple courts to hear a case. The term can also be used in computing, as in 'The software can handle up to 100 concurrent users.'