at the same time - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    used for saying that two or more things happen together

    I can’t understand what you’re saying if you all talk at the same time.

    The show will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

  2. 2
    used for introducing another fact or opinion that needs to be considered as well as the one that has just been stated

    Of course, we want to be part of Europe, but at the same time we must be careful not to lose our close relationship with the US.

See also main entry: same