Definition of simultaneous in English:



  • Occurring, operating, or done at the same time.

    ‘a simultaneous withdrawal of troops’
    ‘simultaneous translation’
    • ‘In simultaneous raids 12 men were arrested at houses in Sheffield, Rotherham and Leeds.’
    • ‘It is more likely to happen with three simultaneous live infections.’
    • ‘That is harder to pin down, but movie people all sniff the same zeitgeist and often have simultaneous inspiration.’
    • ‘If simultaneous releases have to be stopped then the government will have to pass an ordinance, he added.’
    • ‘Rapid economic growth may lead to the simultaneous increase of both poverty and inequality.’
    • ‘The failed application would have meant the simultaneous excavation of coal and clay on a different section of the land.’
    • ‘It is thought that this is the first time a husband and wife have taken simultaneous command appointments at wing commander rank.’
    • ‘These episodes are all redolent of the simultaneous narrow focus and immense reach of Kiarostami's art.’
    • ‘This will lead to the simultaneous withdrawal of the armies of both the countries from the borders.’
    • ‘The offset printing machines allow the simultaneous printing of both sides of the banknotes.’
    • ‘The difference from concurrent validity is that a future rather than a simultaneous criterion measure is employed.’
    • ‘This year's event also boasts simultaneous sister parties in London and Tokyo.’
    • ‘I think it is by carrying out a simultaneous attack on all those fronts, that we'll be able to make a dent in poverty.’
    • ‘Two simultaneous articles means the there's enough buzz on the street to merit a higher word count.’
    • ‘So they installed, at their own expense, simultaneous translation facilities.’
    • ‘Most economic theory is synchronic - it deals with simultaneous events at one point in time.’
    • ‘The maximum use of force is in no way incompatible with the simultaneous use of the intellect.’
    • ‘Blogging was born out of a need for independence and out of a simultaneous trust and mistrust for the community.’
    • ‘As campaigners flooded through London, countries around the globe held simultaneous protests.’
    • ‘How have simultaneous viewing technologies changed the way in which media is produced and consumed in the UK?’
    concurrent, happening at the same time, done at the same time, contemporaneous, concomitant, coinciding, coincident, synchronous, synchronized, synchronic
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Mid 17th century: based on Latin simul ‘at the same time’, probably influenced by late Latin momentaneus.