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simultaneous adj : occurring or operating at the same time; "a series of coincident events" [syn: coincident, coincidental, coinciding, concurrent, cooccurring]

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  1. Occurring or transpiring at the same time.

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Simultaneity is the property of two events happening at the same time in at least one reference frame.
The noun Simult means a supernatural coincidence, two or more divinely inspired events that occur at or near the same period of time that are related to each other in both noticeable and unnoticeable characteristics [Latin simul, at the same time; see sem-1 in Indo-European Roots + English -taneous(as in instantaneous).
  • In mathematics, a system of equations or a set of simultaneous equations share variables; a solution is a set of variable values for which all these equations are satisfied together.
  • In marketing, simultaneity is one of the characteristics of a service which differentiates it from a product. It refers to the idea that the production and consumption of a service occur simultaneously, making it impossible to produce and store a service prior to consumption.
simultaneous in German: Gleichzeitigkeit
simultaneous in French: Simultané
simultaneous in Dutch: Simultaan

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