contemporary

[[t]kənte̱mpərəri, AM -pəreri[/t]]
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contemporaries
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Contemporary things are modern and relate to the present time.

She writes a lot of contemporary music for people like Whitney Houston...

Perhaps he should have a more updated look, a more contemporary style...

Only the names are ancient; the characters are modern and contemporary.

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2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Contemporary people or things were alive or happened at the same time as something else you are talking about.

...drawing upon official records and the reports of contemporary witnesses.

3) N-COUNT: usu pl, poss N Someone's contemporary is a person who is or was alive at the same time as them.

Like most of my contemporaries, I grew up in a vastly different world.

...a glossary of musical terms found in Shakespeare and his contemporaries.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Contemporary — may refer to: * Modern era in its generic sense, living, occurring, or existing, at the same time; often also used as a synonym for modern * Contemporary philosophy, Western philosophy from c. 1960 presentIn music: * Contemporary music, post 1945 …   Wikipedia

  • contemporary — contemporary, contemporaneous 1. Contemporary has two main meanings: (1) ‘living or occurring at the same time’, both as an adjective (often followed by with) and as a noun (often followed by of): • Austen Layard, a contemporary of Wallace who… …   Modern English usage

  • contemporary — adj Contemporary, contemporaneous, coeval, coetaneous, synchronous, simultaneous, coincident, concomitant, concurrent are comparable when they mean existing, living, or occurring at the same time. In contemporary and contemporaneous (of which… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Contemporary R&B — (englisch für zeitgenössischer R B), meist nur R B, bezeichnet eine Musikrichtung, die ihre Ursprünge im afroamerikanischen Rhythm and Blues (R B) hat. In den 1980er Jahren nahmen die ersten Interpreten Musik auf, die als moderne Form des R Bs… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Contemporary — Con*tem po*ra*ry, a. [Pref. con + L. temporarius of belonging to time, tempus time. See {Temporal}, and cf. {Contemporaneous}.] 1. Living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contemporary — est une compagnie de disques californienne fondée à la fin des années 1940 par Lester Koenig. Au début des années 50, Contemporary publie les séances dirigées par Howard Rumsey au Lighthouse d Hermosa Beach. Le label va publier les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • contemporary — UK US /kənˈtempərəri/, /kənˈtempəri/ adjective ► existing or happening now: »There is a need to remain responsive to the ever changing challenges and opportunities of the contemporary business environment. »While there is a small but steady… …   Financial and business terms

  • contemporary — [kən tem′pə rer΄ē] adj. [< L com , with + temporarius, of time < tempus, time: see TEMPER] 1. living or happening in the same period of time 2. of about the same age 3. of or in the style of the present or recent times; modern: see MODERN n …   English World dictionary

  • contemporary — [adj1] modern abreast, à la mode*, au courant, contempo*, current, existent, extant, hot off press*, in fashion, instant, in vogue, just out*, latest, leading edge*, mod*, new, newfangled, now, present, present day, recent, red hot*, state of the …   New thesaurus

  • Contemporary — Con*tem po*ra*ry, n.; pl. {Contemporaries}. 1. One who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries. [1913 Webster] 2. a person of nearly the same age as another. Syn: coeval. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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