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Definitions of contemporary

  1. a person of nearly the same age as another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One living at the same time as another; as, Thackeray and Dickens were contemporaries. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. One who lives at the same time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A person living at the same time with another or with others. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. belonging to the present time; "contemporary leaders" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. characteristic of the present; "contemporary trends in design"; "the role of computers in modern-day medicine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. One who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Existing or occurring at the same time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. See Contemporary. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Living at the same time; existing at the same age. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Being or existing at the same time. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for contemporary

  1. Other musicians share this culture with him; and his real distinction lies in his moral and almost religious qualities, and it is this side of him that gives him an unusual interest for us among other contemporary artists. – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  2. It is clear that the critic of contemporary literature is quite as likely to be wrong as right. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
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