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Concurrent testing of building models [1].


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


concurrent (comparative more concurrent, superlative most concurrent)

  1. Happening at the same time; simultaneous.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Tyndall
      changes [] concurrent with the visual changes in the eye
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  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.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Sir J. Davies
      I join with these laws the personal presence of the king's son, as a concurrent cause of this reformation.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bishop Warburton
      the concurrent testimony of antiquity
  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) Involving more than one thread of computation.

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concurrent (plural concurrents)

  1. One who, or that which, concurs; a joint or contributory cause.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Dr. H. More
      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.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Holland
      Menander [] had no concurrent in his time that came near unto him.
  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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)


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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


concurrent m (plural concurrents, feminine concurrente)

  1. competitor (person against whom one is competing)

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  1. third-person plural future active indicative of concurrō