The definition of contemporary is existing at the same time or of the present time period.(adjective)
A contemporary is defined as a person living around the same time.(noun)
An example of contemporary is Fitzgerald to Hemingway.
See contemporary in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L com-, with + temporarius, of time < tempus, time: see temper
noun pl. contemporaries
See contemporary in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Medieval Latin contemporārius
Origin: : Latin com-, com-
Origin: + Latin tempus, tempor-, time
Origin: + Latin -ārius, -ary.
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