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concurrent (adj) happening or existing at the same time.
Two or more events that happen at the same time are concurrent. Events that are concurrent exist at the same time. The reunion of the former East Germany with the then West Germany was concurrent with the dissolution of the USSR. That is, the USSR was heading towards disintegration and the communist forces were collapsing, as East Germany was moving towards reunion with West Germany, and as the Berlin Wall was being pulled down. The evolution of the human being, according to many anthropologists, did not take place just at one place but at different places simultaneously. That means the flourishing of human civilization was concurrent, with a number of groups of human beings living at different places, and progressing, almost at the same time.
- The criminal was awarded two terms of imprisonment, one for six months and the other for twelve months, on two different counts, both of them to be concurrent.
- The Renaissance Movement in Europe had its beginning in Italy, but as it soon spread to the rest of Europe, its development was concurrent in countries like France and England, with the countries benefiting from it more or less at the same time.