Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

contemporaneous

[kuh n-tem-puh-rey-nee-uh s]
See more synonyms for contemporaneous on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. living or occurring during the same period of time; contemporary.
Show More

Origin of contemporaneous

1650–60; < Latin contemporāneus, equivalent to con- con- + tempor- (stem of tempus time) + -āneus (-ān(us) -an + -eus -eous)
Related formscon·tem·po·ra·ne·i·ty [kuh n-tem-per-uh-nee-i-tee] /kənˌtɛm pər əˈni ɪ ti/, con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ness, nouncon·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ly, adverbnon·con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous, adjectivenon·con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ly, adverbnon·con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ness, nounpre·con·tem·po·ra·ne·i·ty, nounpre·con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous, adjectivepre·con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ly, adverbun·con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous, adjectiveun·con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ly, adverbun·con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ness, noun
Can be confusedcontemporary contemporaneous (see synonym study at contemporary)

Synonyms

See more synonyms for contemporaneous on Thesaurus.com
simultaneous, concurrent.

Synonym study

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for contemporaneously

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for contemporaneously

contemporaneous

adjective
  1. existing, beginning, or occurring in the same period of time
Show More
Derived Formscontemporaneity (kənˌtɛmpərəˈniːɪtɪ) or contemporaneousness, nouncontemporaneously, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for contemporaneously

contemporaneous

adj.

1650s, from Late Latin contemporaneus "contemporary," from the same source as contemporary but with a form after Late Latin temporaneous "timely." Related: Contemporaneously; contemporaneity.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper