- The definition of contemporaneous is things that exist or occur at the same time.
When two people are both alive during the same time period, this is an example of a situation where those people are contemporaneous with each other.
Origin of contemporaneousClassical Latin contemporaneus ; from com-, with + tempus: see contemporary
Origin of contemporaneousLatin contemporāneus : com-, com- + tempus, tempor-, time + -āneus, adj. suff.
- con·tem′po·ra·ne′i·ty , con·tem′po·ra′ne·ous·ness
- For events which occur at precisely the same time, simultaneous is used.