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## si·mul·ta·ne·ous

(sī′məl-tā′nē-əs, sĭm′əl-)
1. Happening, existing, or done at the same time. See Synonyms at contemporary.
2. Mathematics Containing variables for which there are values that can satisfy all the equations: simultaneous equations.

[Latin simul, at the same time; see sem- in Indo-European roots + English -taneous (as in instantaneous).]

si′mul·ta′ne·ous·ness, si′mul·ta·ne′i·ty (-tə-nē′ĭ-tē, -nā′-) n.

## simultaneous

(ˌsɪməlˈteɪnɪəs; US ˌsaɪməlˈteɪnɪəs)
occurring, existing, or operating at the same time; concurrent
n
(Chess & Draughts) chess a display in which one player plays a number of opponents at once, walking from board to board. Sometimes shortened to: simul
[C17: formed on the model of instantaneous from Latin simul at the same time, together]
ˌsimulˈtaneousness, simultaneity n
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## si•mul•ta•ne•ous

(ˌsaɪ məlˈteɪ ni əs, ˌsɪm əl-)

existing, occurring, or operating at the same time; concurrent.
[1650–60; < Latin simul together (see similar) + (instan) taneous]
si`mul•ta•ne′i•ty (-təˈni ɪ ti) si`mul•ta′ne•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Adj. 1 simultaneous - occurring or operating at the same time; "a series of coincident events"synchronal, synchronic, synchronous - occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.; "a synchronous set of clocks"; "the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight"; "synchronous oscillations"
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## simultaneous

adjective coinciding, parallel, concurrent, synchronized, concomitant, contemporaneous, coincident, synchronous, happening at the same time The film will provide simultaneous translation in both English and Chinese.
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## simultaneous

Existing or occurring at the same moment:
Translations
مُتَزَامِنمُتَزامِن، مُتَواقِت
simultánnísoučasný
samtidig
samanaikainen
istovremensimultanistodoban
samtíma-; sem gerist samtímis

동시의
egzistuojantis tuo pat metuvienalaikisvykstantis tuo pat metu
vienlaicīgs
simultánny
sočasen
samtidigsimultan
ที่พร้อมกัน
aynı anda olaneşanlısimültane
đồng thời

## simultaneous

[ˌsɪməlˈteɪnɪəs]
B. CPD [interpreting, translation, processing] → simultáneo
simultaneous equation N
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## simultaneous

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## simultaneous

adj (geh); simultaneous interpreting/translationSimultandolmetschen nt/-übersetzung f
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## simultaneous

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## simultaneous

happening, or done, at exactly the same time. He fell, and there was a simultaneous gasp from the crowd.
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## simultaneous

simultánní samtidig samanaikainen istovremen 同時の 동시의 simultan ที่พร้อมกัน đồng thời
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References in classic literature ?
The term 'simultaneous' is primarily and most appropriately applied to those things the genesis of the one of which is simultaneous with that of the other; for in such cases neither is prior or posterior to the other.
On the slow and successive appearance of new species -- On their different rates of change -- Species once lost do not reappear -- Groups of species follow the same general rules in their appearance and disappearance as do single species -- On Extinction -- On simultaneous changes in the forms of life throughout the world -- On the affinities of extinct species to each other and to living species -- On the state of development of ancient forms -- On the succession of the same types within the same areas -- Summary of preceding and present chapters.
We call this an "ekphoric influence," and stimuli having this character are called "ekphoric stimuli." In such a case we call the engrams of the two stimuli "associated." All simultaneously generated engrams are associated; there is also association of successively aroused engrams, though this is reducible to simultaneous association.
I have observed, too, the same simultaneous flight when all were silent, among not only blackbirds, but other birds--quail, for example, widely separated by bushes--even on opposite sides of a hill.
The great hatch is scrubbed and placed upon the try-works, completely hiding the pots; every cask is out of sight; all tackles are coiled in unseen nooks; and when by the combined and simultaneous industry of almost the entire ship's company, the whole of this conscientious duty is at last concluded, then the crew themselves proceed to their own ablutions; shift themselves from top to toe; and finally issue to the immaculate deck, fresh and all aglow, as bridegrooms new-leaped from out the daintiest Holland.
No one can make an affidavit to the contrary, and therefore I still say nothing against the supposition: indeed, were geologists to assert that the whole continent of America had in like manner been formed by the simultaneous explosion of a train of Etnas laid under the water all the way from the North Pole to the parallel of Cape Horn, I am the last man in the world to contradict them.
When, for instance, we say that Napoleon ordered armies to go to war, we combine in one simultaneous expression a whole series of consecutive commands dependent one on another.
They were practically simultaneous, yet they had flashes of succession.
The long pipes gave a simultaneous movement, like the antennae of startled insects, and every man present, not excepting even the sceptical farrier, had an impression that he saw, not Silas Marner in the flesh, but an apparition; for the door by which Silas had entered was hidden by the high-screened seats, and no one had noticed his approach.
The rocks of the Spy-glass re-echoed it a score of times; the whole troop of marsh-birds rose again, darkening heaven, with a simultaneous whirr; and long after that death yell was still ringing in my brain, silence had re- established its empire, and only the rustle of the redescending birds and the boom of the distant surges disturbed the languor of the afternoon.
For whenever the temper of the Women is thus exasperated by confinement at home or hampering regulations abroad, they are apt to vent their spleen upon their husbands and children; and in the less temperate climates the whole male population of a village has been sometimes destroyed in one or two hours of simultaneous female outbreak.
Scarcely had he alighted than the guy ropes were simultaneous released, and the great warship, lightened by the removal of the loot, soared majestically into the air, her decks and upper works a mass of roaring flames.

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