contemporaneous

[ kuhn-tem-puh-rey-nee-uhs ]
/ kənˌtɛm pəˈreɪ ni əs /

adjective

living or occurring during the same period of time; contemporary.

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Origin of contemporaneous

1650–60; <Latin contemporāneus, equivalent to con-con- + tempor- (stem of tempus time) + -āneus (-ān(us) -an + -eus-eous)

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OTHER WORDS FROM contemporaneous

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contemporaneous

contemporary, contemporaneous (see synonym study at contemporary)
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Example sentences from the Web for contemporaneous

  • They cannot be indeed separated from contemporaneity; for that would be to separate them from the mind itself.

    Biographia Literaria|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Thus, for the continuation of the species, there must needs be a contemporaneity of vertebrate and evertebrate hosts.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
  • It employs historical methods, and uses the simplexii tests of comparison and contemporaneity.

British Dictionary definitions for contemporaneous

contemporaneous
/ (kənˌtɛmpəˈreɪnɪəs) /

adjective

existing, beginning, or occurring in the same period of time

Derived forms of contemporaneous

contemporaneity (kənˌtɛmpərəˈniːɪtɪ) or contemporaneousness, nouncontemporaneously, adverb
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