Definition of at the same time in English:

at the same time


  • 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’
    • ‘I will follow this traditional method of teaching, yet at the same time I have developed a new thrust in using it.’
    • ‘But at the same time, I have to say sorry again because I cannot help hurting your feelings.’
    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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