Definition of concurrent in US English:



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

    ‘there are three concurrent art fairs around the city’
    • ‘They do not believe Lessig will profit by offering a free download concurrent with hardback sales.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Spookily the title ended up being concurrent with events that have been happening,’ says Heather.’
    • ‘Also concurrent with developments, the Iraqi people's attacks on the U.S. and British occupying forces have increased too.’
    • ‘For example, besides the physiological detriments, cigarette use often precedes marijuana and alcohol use and is concurrent with other risk behaviors such as fighting.’
    • ‘In fact, it was being installed to run concurrent with the interconnection equipment which should be in place by the same date, said Agard.’
    • ‘The gallery will present a Robert Indiana exhibition concurrent with The Art Show 2003.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘Observations may also indicate evolving issues that are concurrent with an existing issue, or a completely new issue.’
    • ‘It is not mentioned anywhere whether he will continue his business interests concurrent with the responsibilities of Mayor.’
    • ‘No symptom is listed unless it began with fungal exposure, was concurrent with positive nasal and environmental fungal cultures, and resolved with fungal removal.’
    • ‘The model in Fig.9 explains all the observed features of hyperfluorescence when it is concurrent with two-state behavior by other spectroscopic techniques.’
    • ‘Jack was inventing Pop art, concurrent with Lichtenstein and other people.’
    • ‘The rise of anthropology concurrent with Darwin's work on evolution mid-century and the Oxbridge university reform commissions decisively altered British activity.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.
      • ‘The judge sentenced Lin to concurrent terms of 11 years in prison for the child's death and six years for the mistress' death.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘On each of the murder counts, he was sentenced to concurrent terms of life imprisonment.’
      • ‘All terms were concurrent thus totaling 12 years.’
      • ‘He was sentenced at Preston Crown Court to serve fifteen concurrent life sentences.’
      • ‘He received concurrent sentences for the other offences.’
      • ‘For failing to appear at the previous hearing she will serve another concurrent sentence of two weeks.’
      • ‘For these second indictment charges Tann was jailed for 12 months for each count, concurrent with the 15 years.’
      • ‘The bill also brings cumulative sentences, instead of concurrent sentences.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The applicant is serving three concurrent terms of imprisonment.’
      • ‘They heard the two men given concurrent sentences ranging from nine to fifteen years 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 appellant was sentenced to a concurrent term of 5 years for the lesser offence of simple wounding.’
      • ‘Subsequently, following his arrest a year later, he was sentenced to a concurrent term of 12 months for breach of bail.’
      • ‘A variation in conviction and sentence by the Court of Appeal in March 2002 replaced life imprisonment and a ten year concurrent sentence.’
      • ‘A concurrent sentence of 12 months imprisonment for the possession of methadone did not form the subject of any appeal, and was left unaltered.’
      • ‘In March he was sentenced on both counts to concurrent terms of life imprisonment.’
    2. 1.2Mathematics (of three or more lines) meeting at or tending toward one point.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      convergent, converging, meeting, joining, uniting, intersecting
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Late Middle English: from Latin concurrent- ‘running together, meeting’, from the verb concurrere (see concur).