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con·tem·po·rar·y

 (kən-tĕm′pə-rĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Belonging to the same period of time: a fact documented by two contemporary sources.
2. Of about the same age.
3. Current; modern: contemporary trends in design.
n. pl. con·tem·po·rar·ies
1. One of the same time or age: Shelley and Keats were contemporaries.
2. A person of the present age.

[Medieval Latin contemporārius : Latin com-, com- + Latin tempus, tempor-, time + Latin -ārius, -ary.]

con·tem′po·rar′i·ly (-tĕm′pə-râr′ə-lē) adv.
Synonyms: contemporary, contemporaneous, simultaneous, synchronous, concurrent, coincident, concomitant
These adjectives mean existing or occurring at the same time. Contemporary and contemporaneous often refer to historical or indefinite time periods, with contemporary used more often of persons and contemporaneous of events and facts: The composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart. A rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation.
Simultaneous suggests a briefer or more definite moment in time and often implies deliberate coordination: The activists organized simultaneous demonstrations in many major cities.
Synchronous refers to related events that occur together, usually as part of a process or design: "A single, synchronous flowering and seed-bearing ... is common in bamboos in both the Old World and the New" (David G. Campbell).
Concurrent refers to events or conditions, often of a parallel nature, that coexist in time: The administration had to deal with concurrent crises on three different continents.
Coincident applies to events occurring at the same time without implying a relationship: "The resistance to the Pope's authority ... is pretty nearly coincident with the rise of the Ottomans" (John Henry Newman).
Concomitant is used of concurrent events, one of which is viewed as attendant on the other: "The sweetness of naturally low-calorie fruits, vegetables, and grains may be enhanced without a concomitant increase in caloric content" (Leona Fitzmaurice).

contemporary

(kənˈtɛmprərɪ)
adj
1. belonging to the same age; living or occurring in the same period of time
2. existing or occurring at the present time
3. conforming to modern or current ideas in style, fashion, design, etc
4. having approximately the same age as one another
n, pl -raries
5. a person living at the same time or of approximately the same age as another
6. something that is contemporary
7. (Journalism & Publishing) journalism a rival newspaper
[C17: from Medieval Latin contemporārius, from Latin com- together + temporārius relating to time, from tempus time]
conˈtemporarily adv
conˈtemporariness n
Usage: Since contemporary can mean either of the same period or of the present period, it is best to avoid this word where ambiguity might arise, as in a production of Othello in contemporary dress. Modern dress or Elizabethan dress should be used in this example to avoid ambiguity

con•tem•po•rar•y

(kənˈtɛm pəˌrɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -rar•ies. adj.
1. existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same period of time.
2. of the present time; modern.
3. of about the same age or date: a Georgian table with a contemporary wig stand.
n.
4. a person or thing belonging to the same time or period with another.
5. a person of the same age as another.
[1625–35; < Medieval Latin contemporārius]
con•tem`po•rar′i•ly, adv.
con•tem′po•rar`i•ness, n.
syn: contemporary, contemporaneous, coeval, coincident mean happening or existing at the same time. contemporary often refers to persons or their acts or achievements: Hemingway and Fitzgerald, though contemporary, shared few values. contemporaneous is applied chiefly to events: the rise of industrialism, contemporaneous with the spread of steam power. coeval refers either to very long periods of time, or to remote or distant times: coeval stars, shining for millennia; coeval with the dawning of civilization. coincident means occurring at the same time but without causal relationship: World War II was coincident with the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contemporary - a person of nearly the same age as another
compeer, equal, peer, match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Adj.1.contemporary - characteristic of the presentcontemporary - characteristic of the present; "contemporary trends in design"; "the role of computers in modern-day medicine"
modern - belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
2.contemporary - belonging to the present time; "contemporary leaders"
current - occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"
3.contemporary - occurring in the same period of time; "a rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation"; "the composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart"
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"

contemporary

adjective
1. modern, latest, recent, current, with it (informal), trendy (Brit. informal), up-to-date, present-day, in fashion, up-to-the-minute, à la mode, newfangled, happening (informal), present, ultramodern The gallery holds regular exhibitions of contemporary art, sculpture and photography.
modern old, early, antique, old-fashioned, obsolete, out-of-date, antecedent, passé
2. coexisting, concurrent, contemporaneous, synchronous, coexistent The book draws upon official records and the reports of contemporary witnesses.
noun
1. peer, fellow, equal, compeer a glossary of terms used by Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Usage: Since contemporary can mean either `of the same period' or `of the present period', it is best to avoid it where ambiguity might arise, as in a production of Othello in contemporary dress. A synonym such as modern or present-day would clarify if the first sense were being used, while a specific term, such as Elizabethan, would be appropriate for the second sense.

contemporary

adjective
1. Belonging to the same period of time as another:
2. Existing or occurring at the same moment:
3. In existence now:
4. Characteristic of recent times or informed of what is current:
noun
1. One of the same time or age as another:
2. A person of the present age:
Translations
شَخْص مُعاصِر، مُعاصِرونمُتَعاصِرمُعَاصِرمُعاصِر
současnýsoučasníkvrstevníkze stejného obdobímoderní
samtidigjævnaldrende
contemporáneocontemporario
aikalainennykyajan
suvremen
kortársegykorú
nútíma-samtíîasamtímamaîur
現代の
동시대의
bendraamžisšiuolaikinisto paties senumo
laikabiedrsmūsdienu-viena laika
vrstovník
sodoben
nutidasamtidasamtidig
ร่วมสมัย
çağdaşmoderngünümüzaynı zamanda olan
đương thời

contemporary

[kənˈtempərərɪ]
A. ADJcontemporáneo
contemporary withcontemporáneo de
B. Ncontemporáneo/a m/f

contemporary

[kənˈtɛmpərəri]
adj
(= modern) [design, wallpaper] → moderne; [art, music, dance] → contemporain(e); [society, world, life] → contemporain(e)
[account, witness] → de l'époque
ncontemporain(e) m/f
Samuel Pepys and his contemporaries → Samuel Pepys et ses contemporains

contemporary

adj
(= of the same time) eventsgleichzeitig; records, literature, writerzeitgenössisch; (= of the same age) manuscriptgleich alt; records contemporary with the invasionAufzeichnungen aus der Zeit der Invasion
(= of the present time) lifeheutig; art, designzeitgenössisch, modern
nAltersgenosse m/-genossin f; (in history) → Zeitgenosse m/-genossin f; (at university) → Kommilitone m, → Kommilitonin f

contemporary

[kənˈtɛmprərɪ]
1. adjcontemporaneo/a; (design) → moderno/a
2. ncontemporaneo/a

contemporary

(kənˈtempərəri) adjective
1. living at, happening at or belonging to the same period. That chair and the painting are contemporary – they both date from the seventeenth century.
2. of the present time; modern. contemporary art.
nounplural conˈtemporaries
a person living at the same time. She was one of my contemporaries at university.

contemporary

مُعَاصِر současný samtidig zeitgenössisch σύγχρονος contemporáneo nykyajan contemporain suvremen contemporaneo 現代の 동시대의 eigentijds samtidig współczesny contemporâneo современный samtidig ร่วมสมัย çağdaş đương thời 当代的
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We must not stain our page with any contemporary scandal, to a similar purport, that may have been whispered against the Judge.
The authority which we have chiefly followed -- a manuscript of old date, drawn up from the verbal testimony of individuals, some of whom had known Hester Prynne, while others had heard the tale from contemporary witnesses fully confirms the view taken in the foregoing pages.
But if you now come to separate these two objects, and surround each by a circle of profound darkness; then, in order to see one of them, in such a manner as to bring your mind to bear on it, the other will be utterly excluded from your contemporary consciousness.
Yet," I reflected, "she has been young once; her youth would be contemporary with her master's: Mrs.
To borrow lines from a contemporary poet, who has written but too little
Opposite was the Duchess of Harley, a lady of admirable good-nature and good temper, much liked by every one who knew her, and of those ample architectural proportions that in women who are not duchesses are described by contemporary historians as stoutness.
The days of Socrates are drawing to a close; the fatal ship has been seen off Sunium, as he is informed by his aged friend and contemporary Crito, who visits him before the dawn has broken; he himself has been warned in a dream that on the third day he must depart.
The influence which the bigotry of one female,[6] the petulance of another,[7] and the cabals of a third,[8] had in the contemporary policy, ferments, and pacifications, of a considerable part of Europe, are topics that have been too often descanted upon not to be generally known.
It even appears, if I mistake not, that in one instance the contemporary legislature denied the constructions of the council, and actually prevailed in the contest.
Thus, led by the strangest destiny, I was treading under foot the mountains of this continent, touching with my hand those ruins a thousand generations old and contemporary with the geological epochs.
The French officer in the service of Ali Pasha of Yanina alluded to three weeks since in the Impartial, who not only surrendered the castle of Yanina, but sold his benefactor to the Turks, styled himself truly at that time Fernand, as our esteemed contemporary states; but he has since added to his Christian name a title of nobility and a family name.
And at this very time a venerable friend and contemporary of your Grandfather, after long pilgrimages beyond the sea, has set up his staff of rest at Washington's headquarters.

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