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

Nearby words

  1. contemplate,
  2. contemplation,
  3. contemplative,
  4. contemplative order,
  5. contempo,
  6. contemporaneously,
  7. contemporary,
  8. contemporize,
  9. contempt,
  10. contempt of congress

Origin of contemporaneous

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

Related forms
Can be confusedcontemporary contemporaneous (see synonym study at contemporary)

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British Dictionary definitions for contemporaneously



existing, beginning, or occurring in the same period of time
Derived Formscontemporaneity (kənˌtɛmpərəˈniːɪtɪ) or contemporaneousness, nouncontemporaneously, adverb

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Word Origin and History for contemporaneously



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

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