Meaning of “concerning” in the English Dictionary

"concerning" in British English

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uk /kənˈsɜː.nɪŋ/ us /kənˈsɝː.nɪŋ/ formal

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I've had a letter from the tax authorities concerning my tax payments.

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  • We wish to remove any ambiguity concerning our demands.
  • They have been lobbying Congress to change the legislation concerning guns.
  • I have received several letters concerning the proposal for a new road in the area.
  • Has Margaret spoken to you concerning the new computers?


uk /kənˈsɜː.nɪŋ/ us /kənˈsɝː.nɪŋ/ formal not standard

(Definition of “concerning” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"concerning" in American English

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us /kənˈsɜr·nɪŋ/


If you have any information concerning the incident, please contact the police.

(Definition of “concerning” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)