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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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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. Stripped of the lofty mythological cover of Venus, which allowed the (male) viewer to indulge in the pleasure of exposed flesh under the guise of antique allusions, these daring nudes in fact portray the naked truth of contemporary sexual mores.