Main definitions of at the same time in English

: at the same time1at the same time2

at the same time1

phrase

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    • ‘How often do you wish to run multiple Firefox profiles at the same time?’
    • ‘These children can use both their hands to write in two different languages on two different subjects at the same time.’

Main definitions of at the same time in English

: at the same time1at the same time2

at the same time2

phrase

  • 1Simultaneously; at once.

    ‘answer the telephone promptly and try to pick up a pencil and notepad at the same time’
    • ‘However, I can't seem to debug both Flex and Java at the same time. It's either one or the other.’
    • ‘Study at the same time every day.’
    simultaneously, at once, at one and the same time, at the same instant, at the same moment, concurrently, concomitantly
    simultaneously, at the same instant, at the same moment, together, all together, as a group, at once, at one and the same time, at one time, concurrently, concomitantly, alongside each other, in unison, in concert, in chorus
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  • 2Nevertheless (used to introduce a fact that should be taken into account)

    ‘I can't really explain it, but at the same time I'm not convinced’
    • ‘But at the same time, I have to say sorry again because I cannot help hurting your feelings.’
    • ‘I will follow this traditional method of teaching, yet at the same time I have developed a new thrust in using it.’
    nevertheless, nonetheless, even so, however, but, still, yet, though, be that as it may, for all that, in spite of everything, in spite of that, despite everything, despite that, after everything, having said that, just the same, all the same, in any event, come what may, at any rate, notwithstanding, regardless, anyway, anyhow
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