Definition of simultaneous in English:



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

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