- living or occurring during the same period of time; contemporary.
Origin of contemporaneous
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Examples from the Web for contemporaneous
And contemporaneous observers predicted that South Africa would fracture, that a civil war would roil for the next decade.Nelson Mandela Was Undeniably Great But He Doesn’t Need a Halo
December 6, 2013
In the end, any good reporting requires access to the most contemporaneous statements.The Lost JFK Tapes and What We Now Know
November 23, 2009
Their movement to America was contemporaneous with the heavy German migration.The Frontier in American History
Frederick Jackson Turner
We have had a story, and now we shall tell it over from contemporaneous sources.
Most of our data antedate him, or were contemporaneous with him, or were as accessible to him as to us.
In the Observatory, 6-192, is Maunder's contemporaneous account.
Hence the difficulty of judging it by contemporaneous standards.
- existing, beginning, or occurring in the same period of time
Word Origin and History for contemporaneous
1650s, from Late Latin contemporaneus "contemporary," from the same source as contemporary but with a form after Late Latin temporaneous "timely." Related: Contemporaneously; contemporaneity.