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Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time: the contemporaneous reigns of two monarchs. See Synonyms at contemporary.

[Latin contemporāneus : com-, com- + tempus, tempor-, time + -āneus, adj. suff.]

con·tem′po·ra·ne′i·ty (-pər-ə-nē′ĭ-tē, -nā′-), con·tem′po·ra′ne·ous·ness n.
con·tem′po·ra′ne·ous·ly adv.
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Noun1.contemporaneity - the quality of being current or of the presentcontemporaneity - the quality of being current or of the present; "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village"
currentness, up-to-dateness, currency - the property of belonging to the present time; "the currency of a slang term"
2.contemporaneity - the quality of belonging to the same period of time
conjunction, co-occurrence, coincidence, concurrence - the temporal property of two things happening at the same time; "the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"
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Both have consistently thought about art and contemporaneity through the exhibitions they've staged: the great thing about the Stedelijk is that, ever since its foundation in the late 19th century, it has always been closely related to the production of the now.
The result was playfully heterogeneous if also loosely formed and uneven, a display that compellingly evinced the continued contemporaneity of painting and abstraction alike.
Non-Contemporaneity and Contemporaneity, Philosophically," in Heritage of Our Times (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991), 104,108.
The work is exceptionally concise, cohesive across disciplines and aesthetically resplendent, embodying the mood of our contemporaneity.
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