Definition of concurrent in English:



  • 1Existing, happening, or done at the same time.

    ‘there are three concurrent art fairs around the city’
    • ‘To what degree did Poussin's interest in the modes, apparently concurrent with his initial interest in healing images, partake of the wide fascination with occult powers?’
    • ‘The tough New Hampshire landscape produces men who aspire to a model of masculinity predicated on violence, and here it is concurrent with an American history which goes back to ‘Gun Smoke’.’
    • ‘‘Spookily the title ended up being concurrent with events that have been happening,’ says Heather.’
    • ‘For example, besides the physiological detriments, cigarette use often precedes marijuana and alcohol use and is concurrent with other risk behaviors such as fighting.’
    • ‘He was fined a total of £140 with £60 costs and banned from driving for six months to run concurrent with the existing ban.’
    • ‘An important way to ensure the defeat of al Qaeda is through applying pressure for change in the existing regimes' behaviors concurrent with supportive interaction with them.’
    • ‘Domestic violence is often concurrent with child abuse, because violent men hit both wives and kids.’
    • ‘The rise of anthropology concurrent with Darwin's work on evolution mid-century and the Oxbridge university reform commissions decisively altered British activity.’
    • ‘Also concurrent with developments, the Iraqi people's attacks on the U.S. and British occupying forces have increased too.’
    • ‘The model in Fig.9 explains all the observed features of hyperfluorescence when it is concurrent with two-state behavior by other spectroscopic techniques.’
    • ‘Observations may also indicate evolving issues that are concurrent with an existing issue, or a completely new issue.’
    • ‘Jack was inventing Pop art, concurrent with Lichtenstein and other people.’
    • ‘No symptom is listed unless it began with fungal exposure, was concurrent with positive nasal and environmental fungal cultures, and resolved with fungal removal.’
    • ‘It is not mentioned anywhere whether he will continue his business interests concurrent with the responsibilities of Mayor.’
    • ‘They do not believe Lessig will profit by offering a free download concurrent with hardback sales.’
    • ‘The gallery will present a Robert Indiana exhibition concurrent with The Art Show 2003.’
    • ‘In fact, it was being installed to run concurrent with the interconnection equipment which should be in place by the same date, said Agard.’
    • ‘In Arizona, the jaguar's gradual decline was concurrent with predator control associated with the settlement of land and the development of cattle industry.’
    • ‘This year in spoken word was about reaching out to scenes beyond Montreal, concurrent with the growth and strengthening of our own scene.’
    • ‘Therefore, countermeasures (equipment and tactics) should be developed concurrent with the development of non-lethal weapons.’
    simultaneous, coincident, coinciding, contemporaneous, synchronous
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    1. 1.1(of two or more prison sentences) to be served at the same time.
      ‘he received concurrent sentences of two years' imprisonment for each of his two convictions’
      [postpositive] ‘she was given nine months concurrent for each offence’
      • ‘It is to be served concurrent to the sentence for manslaughter, in light of the continuity between the offences, and having regard to the totality principle.’
      • ‘He received concurrent sentences for the other offences.’
      • ‘But since Craft's sentence is concurrent, he is still convicted for twenty years as long as even one ‘exploitation’ count remains.’
      • ‘The conviction also bans Sharif from political activity until 2021-a moot point, given that he is serving two concurrent life sentences on charges of hijacking and terrorism.’
      • ‘The applicant is serving three concurrent terms of imprisonment.’
      • ‘In March he was sentenced on both counts to concurrent terms of life imprisonment.’
      • ‘Subsequently, following his arrest a year later, he was sentenced to a concurrent term of 12 months for breach of bail.’
      • ‘For failing to appear at the previous hearing she will serve another concurrent sentence of two weeks.’
      • ‘A concurrent sentence of 12 months imprisonment for the possession of methadone did not form the subject of any appeal, and was left unaltered.’
      • ‘On each of the murder counts, he was sentenced to concurrent terms of life imprisonment.’
      • ‘A variation in conviction and sentence by the Court of Appeal in March 2002 replaced life imprisonment and a ten year concurrent sentence.’
      • ‘He was sentenced at Preston Crown Court to serve fifteen concurrent life sentences.’
      • ‘The bill also brings cumulative sentences, instead of concurrent sentences.’
      • ‘The appellant was sentenced to a concurrent term of 5 years for the lesser offence of simple wounding.’
      • ‘All terms were concurrent thus totaling 12 years.’
      • ‘Burton was also sentenced to 18 months for a separate offence of unlawfully taking a car, and one month for driving while disqualified, to be concurrent with the major penalty.’
      • ‘They heard the two men given concurrent sentences ranging from nine to fifteen years for the other offences.’
      • ‘The judge sentenced Lin to concurrent terms of 11 years in prison for the child's death and six years for the mistress' death.’
      • ‘For these second indictment charges Tann was jailed for 12 months for each count, concurrent with the 15 years.’
      • ‘Peakman was sentenced to concurrent terms of six months for the previous offence of driving while disqualified and three months for the assault, which happened on June 30.’
    2. 1.2Mathematics (of three or more lines) meeting at or tending towards one point.
      • ‘In a triangle, four basic types of concurrent lines are altitudes, angle bisectors, medians, and perpendicular bisectors:’
      • ‘These reciprocal figures, for example, have three forces in equilibrium in one figure represented by a triangle while in the reciprocal figure they are represented by three concurrent lines.’
      • ‘There are many families of concurrent lines in a triangle.’
      • ‘These arcades were later filled with canvases that fitted neatly into the frame of each arch, conveying the effect of a concurrent and symmetrical series of painted niches.’
      convergent, converging, meeting, joining, uniting, intersecting
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  • 2Agreeing or consistent.

    • ‘This cost me some time in extra rest for the dogs, but it was concurrent with my race plan of coming into Dawson with a large well rested team.’
    • ‘The leadership style of your management must be concurrent with your mission statement and core values to run the business with one vision.’
    • ‘Beyrle's stance is concurrent with EU recommendations for stronger measures against piracy.’


Late Middle English: from Latin concurrent- running together, meeting, from the verb concurrere (see concur).