concurrent

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English[edit]

Concurrent testing of building models [1].

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English concurrent, from Old French concurrent, from Latin concurrēns, present active participle of concurrō (happen at the same time), from con- (with) + currō (run)

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concurrent (comparative more concurrent, superlative most concurrent)

  1. Happening at the same time; simultaneous.
    • 1631, [Francis Bacon], “3. Century.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], OCLC 1044372886:
      concurrent echo
    • 1865, John Tyndall, On Radiation, in Fragments of Science for Unscientific People, page 171-2
      Such are the changes which science recognizes in the wire itself, as concurrent with the visual changes taking place in the eye.
  2. Belonging to the same period; contemporary.
  3. Acting in conjunction; agreeing in the same act or opinion; contributing to the same event or effect.
  4. Joint and equal in authority; taking cognizance of similar questions; operating on the same objects.
    the concurrent jurisdiction of courts
  5. (geometry) Meeting in one point.
  6. Running alongside one another on parallel courses; moving together in space.
  7. (computing, of code) Designed to run independently, rather than sequentially, using various mechanisms, such as threads, event loops or time-slicing.
    Antonym: sequential
    • 2000, Douglas Lea, Concurrent Programming in Java, Addison-Wesley, →ISBN, page 19:
      Informally, a concurrent program is one that does more than one thing at a time. [] However, this simultaneity is sometimes an illusion.
    • 2012, Rob Pike, “Concurrency is not Parallelism”, in Waza Conference, San Francisco, page 21:
      Different concurrent designs enable different ways to parallelize.
    • 2012, Michel Raynal, Concurrent Programming, Springer Science & Business, →ISBN, page 4:
      More precisely, a concurrent algorithm (or concurrent program) is the description of a set of sequential state machines that cooperate through a communication medium, e. g., a shared memory.
    • 2018, Steve Klabnik; Carol Nichols, The Rust Programming Language, No Starch Press, →ISBN, page 342:
      Many languages are dogmatic about the solutions they offer for handling concurrent problems. For example, Erlang has elegant functionality for message-passing concurrency but has only obscure ways to share state between threads.

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Noun[edit]

concurrent (plural concurrents)

  1. One who, or that which, concurs; a joint or contributory cause.
    • 1667, Richard Allestree, The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety
      To all affairs of importance there are three necessary concurrents [] time, industry, and faculties.
  2. One pursuing the same course, or seeking the same objects; hence, a rival; an opponent.
  3. One of the supernumerary days of the year over fifty-two complete weeks; so called because they concur with the solar cycle, the course of which they follow.
  4. One who accompanies a sheriff's officer as witness.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for concurrent in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French concurrent. The noun derives from French concurrent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔŋ.kyˈrɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: con‧cur‧rent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun[edit]

concurrent m (plural concurrenten, diminutive concurrentje n, feminine concurrente)

  1. A competitor, an economic rival.
  2. (obsolete) A creditor without special priority.

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Adjective[edit]

concurrent (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) concurrent, corresponding [16th - late 18th c.]

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Inflection of concurrent
uninflected concurrent
inflected concurrente
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial concurrent
indefinite m./f. sing. concurrente
n. sing. concurrent
plural concurrente
definite concurrente
partitive concurrents

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin concurrēns, present active participle of concurrō (happen at the same time), from con- (with) + currō (run).

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concurrent (feminine singular concurrente, masculine plural concurrents, feminine plural concurrentes)

  1. concurrent, simultaneous
  2. competitive, in competition

Noun[edit]

concurrent m (plural concurrents, feminine concurrente)

  1. competitor (person against whom one is competing)

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Verb[edit]

concurrent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of concurrō