- 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: Classical Latin contemporaneus ; from com-, with plush tempus: see contemporary
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Origin: Latin contemporāneus : com-, com- + tempus, tempor-, time + -āneus, adj. suff.
- con·temˌpo·ra·neˈi·ty , con·temˌpo·raˈne·ous·ness noun
- con·temˌpo·raˈne·ous·ly adverb