Contemporary trends in design.
An example of contemporary are the works of Fitzgerald and Hemingway.
An example of contemporary is furniture in the modern style.
Shelley and Keats were contemporaries.
A fact documented by two contemporary sources.
An example of contemporary is Fitzgerald to Hemingway.
Other Word Forms
Origin of contemporary
- Medieval Latin contemporārius Latin com- com- Latin tempus tempor- time Latin -ārius -ary
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded since 1631, from Medieval Latin contemporarius, from Latin con- (“with, together”) + temporarius (“of time”), from tempus (“time”)