[kuh n-tem-puh-rer-ee] /kənˈtɛm pəˌrɛr i/
existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same time:
Newton’s discovery of the calculus was contemporary with that of Leibniz.
of about the same age or date:
a Georgian table with a contemporary wig stand.
of the present time; modern:
a lecture on the contemporary novel.
noun, plural contemporaries.
a person belonging to the same time or period with another or others.
a person of the same age as another.
belonging to the same age; living or occurring in the same period of time
existing or occurring at the present time
conforming to modern or current ideas in style, fashion, design, etc
having approximately the same age as one another
noun (pl) -raries
a person living at the same time or of approximately the same age as another
something that is contemporary
(journalism) a rival newspaper
1630s, from Medieval Latin contemporarius, from Latin com- “with” (see com-) + temporarius “of time,” from tempus “time” (see temporal (v.)). Meaning “modern, characteristic of the present” is from 1866.
“one who lives at the same time as another,” 1630s, originally cotemporary, from co- + temporary; modified by influence of contemporary (adj.). Replacing native time-fellow (1570s).
[kuh n-ten-shuh n] /kənˈtɛn ʃən/ noun 1. a struggling together in opposition; strife. 2. a striving in rivalry; competition; contest. 3. strife in debate; dispute; controversy. 4. a point for or affirmed in controversy. /kənˈtɛnʃən/ noun 1. a struggling between opponents; competition 2. dispute in an argument (esp in the phrase bone of contention) 3. […]
[kuh n-teks-choo-uh l] /kənˈtɛks tʃu əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or depending on the . /kənˈtɛkstjʊəl/ adjective 1. relating to, dependent on, or using context: contextual criticism of a book adj. c.1820, from context on model of textual, etc. In philosophy, contextual definition is recorded from 1934, along with contextualization, contextualize. Related: Contextualized.
[kuh n-teks-choo-uh-lahyz] /kənˈtɛks tʃu əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), contextualized, contextualizing. 1. to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a , especially one that is characteristic or appropriate, as for purposes of study. /kənˈtɛkstjʊəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to state the social, grammatical, or other context of; put into context
[kuh n-tig-yoo-uh s] /kənˈtɪg yu əs/ adjective 1. touching; in contact. 2. in close proximity without actually touching; near. 3. adjacent in time: contiguous events. /kənˈtɪɡjʊəs/ adjective 1. touching along the side or boundary; in contact 2. physically adjacent; neighbouring 3. preceding or following in time adj. 1610s, from Latin contiguus “near, touching, bordering upon,” […]