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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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And that is the outcome that, deservedly, must take its place in Dubai's systematic progress to help it become a city of world-class contemporaneity in form and function.
In the Name of Friendship: Deguy, Derrida and Salut: Including Of Contemporaneity by Michel Deguy and How to Name by Jacques Derrida
This conception of the female nude turned away from the sanitised eroticism of Venus -- secure in her porcelain, rosy-white complexion and the pretentions of her classical context -- to depict, by contrast, the palpably painted skin of living, breathing women, rendered all the more shocking because of their stark contemporaneity.
All four were translated with respect for nuance, contemporaneity and readability, never betraying the integrity of the original writer but also acknowledging that English-language readers need to feel at ease with what they are reading and not held up by awkward expression or mystifying allusions.
Despite the lack of contemporaneity, timeless themes of the novel remain relevant.
The triangular golden halos, which correspond to the three faces of a singular God, assert the contemporaneity of the work while keeping the rootedness in the concepts of the Christian tradition.
Between shadows and lights, we meet our past and our contemporaneity," she said.
He mentions contemporaneity ("novels are fundamentally stories of now"), credibility, and probability ("readers are given the sense that things happen in the fictional world according to laws that are essentially like those governing the everyday world they themselves experience").
Morocco is a land of peace and tolerance where Islam and Judaism meet in a space of fraternity while respecting differences," said Andr Azoulay, who was speaking at a conference themed "Spirituality and contemporaneity in dialogue",
Latin American artists have posited that their contemporaneity has to be different since the early 1940s, when Joaquin Torres Garcia explained the South as the new North and source of creative energy and fresh ideas.
For one thing, it profoundly embodied the theme of absence -- a central motif of contemporaneity -- and, in this case, an act of destruction as deliberate as the more conventionally artistic act of creation.
With such a range of influences, his work engages the viewer in dialectic dialogues creating links between the traditional and the modern, formalism and contemporaneity, and representation versus abstraction.