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Tuesday word: Contemporary

Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2020

Contemporary (adjective)
con·tem·po·rar·y [kuhn-tem-puh-rer-ee]


adjective
1. existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same time: Newton's discovery of the calculus was contemporary with that of Leibniz.
2. of about the same age or date: a Georgian table with a contemporary wig stand.
3. of the present time; modern: a lecture on the contemporary novel.

noun
4. a person belonging to the same time or period with another or others.
5. a person of the same age as another.

OTHER WORDS FROM CONTEMPORARY
con·tem·po·rar·i·ly, adverb
con·tem·po·rar·i·ness, noun
non·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·con·tem·po·rar·ies.
post·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective
ul·tra·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective, noun, plural ul·tra·con·tem·po·rar·ies.
un·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH CONTEMPORARY
contemporaneous (see synonym study at the current entry)

SYNONYMS
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1. coexistent, concurrent, simultaneous.

SYNONYM STUDY FOR CONTEMPORARY
1. Contemporary, contemporaneous, coeval, coincident all 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—an era or an eon—or to remote or long ago times: coeval stars, shining for millenia with equal brilliance; coeval with the dawning of civilization. Coincident means occurring at the same time but without causal or other relationships: prohibition, coincident with the beginning of the 1920s.

Origin: 1625–35; < Late Latin contempor- (see contemporize) + -ary

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTEMPORARY
Some contemporary police have military backgrounds to fall back on.
A VETERAN’S VIEW: NYC COLD WAR BETWEEN COPS AND CITY HALL|MATT GALLAGHER|DECEMBER 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST

That goes for its contemporary membership roster as well as for the photographers represented in the exhibition.
A HISTORY OF PARIS IN 150 PHOTOGRAPHS|SARAH MOROZ|DECEMBER 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Paris as depicted by contemporary photography appears… lackluster.
A HISTORY OF PARIS IN 150 PHOTOGRAPHS|SARAH MOROZ|DECEMBER 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST

But contemporary classical music has changed, and the field is now spawning many appealing and genre-bending works.
THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2014|TED GIOIA|DECEMBER 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST

According to contemporary reports, at several of the truces, there were rough soccer matches between the German and British sides.
ROYALS REMEMBER THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914|TOM SYKES|DECEMBER 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The English minsters are long, narrow and low in contrast with the greater squareness and height of French contemporary churches.
THE BROCHURE SERIES OF ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATION, VOL. 06, NO. 12, DECEMBER 1900|VARIOUS

For contemporary readers the importance of the Laus Stultitiae was, to a great extent, in the direct satire.
ERASMUS AND THE AGE OF REFORMATION|JOHAN HUIZINGA

All over the world past and contemporary history proves that, once started, health spreads at a rate that disease cannot follow.
HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND LONGEVITY|LOUIS PHILIPPE MCCARTY

Contemporary critics have also betrayed a certain concern for some aspects of Lowell's criticism.
MODERN AMERICAN PROSE SELECTIONS|VARIOUS

This document, printed by Gachard, is a version from the German original by the hand of a contemporary.
HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF PHILIP THE SECOND, KING OF SPAIN.|WILLIAM H. PRESCOTT
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