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contemporaneous

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

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

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Origin of contemporaneous

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin contemporāneus, equivalent to con- con- + tempor- (stem of tempus “time”) + -āneus (-ān(us) -an + -eus -eous)

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contemporaneous

contemporary, contemporaneous (see synonym study at contemporary)
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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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