contemporary


contemporary
contemporary [kən tem′pə rer΄ē]
adj.
[< L com-, with + temporarius, of time < tempus, time: see TEMPER]
1. living or happening in the same period of time
2. of about the same age
3. of or in the style of the present or recent times; modern: see MODERN
n.
pl. contemporaries
1. a person living in the same period as another or others
2. a person or thing of about the same age or date of origin as another
SYN.- CONTEMPORARY and CONTEMPORANEOUS both mean existing or happening at the same period of time, CONTEMPORARY (often applied to the present) referring more often to persons or their works, and CONTEMPORANEOUS, to events; COEVAL implies extension over the same period of time when a remote time or very long duration is involved; SYNCHRONOUS implies exact correspondence in time of occurrence or rate of movement; SIMULTANEOUS implies occurrence at the same brief interval of time

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