Contemporaneous meaning

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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.

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Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time.

The contemporaneous reigns of two monarchs.

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Existing or happening in the same period of time.
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Existing or created in the same period of time.

Look in other contemporaneous works to see whether that idea was common then.

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Origin of contemporaneous

  • Latin contemporāneus com- com- tempus tempor- time -āneus adj. suff.
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition