concurrence

When things happen at the same time, it's a concurrence. If you pull up at a traffic light and you see your teacher in the car next to yours and your neighbor behind you, it's an unlikely concurrence.

The Latin root of concurrence is concurrentia, which means "a running together." You can use the noun concurrence to describe things that exist together or at the same time, and also when there's an agreement, especially of results or opinions, like a concurrence of opinions among the school board about spending money on a new playground, or a concurrence in your family about wanting pancakes for breakfast.

Definitions of concurrence
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n the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

Synonyms:
co-occurrence, coincidence, conjunction
Types:
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concomitance
occurrence or existence together or in connection with one another
overlap
the property of partial coincidence in time
contemporaneity, contemporaneousness
the quality of belonging to the same period of time
unison
the act of occurring together or simultaneously
Type of:
simultaneity, simultaneousness
happening or existing or done at the same time

n agreement of results or opinions

Synonyms:
concurrency
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing

n a state of cooperation

Synonyms:
meeting of minds
Type of:
accord, agreement
harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters

n acting together, as agents or circumstances or events

Synonyms:
concurrency
Type of:
cooperation
joint operation or action

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