American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time: the contemporaneous reigns of two monarchs. See Synonyms at contemporary.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Living, existing, or occurring at the same time; contemporary.
- adj. of the same period
- adj. occurring in the same period of time
- Latin contemporāneus : com-, com- + tempus, tempor-, time + -āneus, adj. suff. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That would make sense from the point of view that Jack, though immortal and non-contemporaneous, is still human.”
“Data from a later period supports the favorable majority opinion of the influential Lohani chief formed during the first war, and indicates the relationship between Sarwar Khan and colonial authorities may have been more extensive than indicated in contemporaneous documents.”
“(The paper itself does mention self-defense provisions in contemporaneous state constitutions and then nods to the 9th before genuflecting at the altar of the 14th.)”
“And we would feel constrained to confess ourselves poor diagnosticians if George Bernard Shaw, the enfant terrible of nimble wit in contemporaneous literature, succeeded in disproving the existence in himself of the same strain of blood as coursed in the veins of Heinrich Heine.”
“I am prompted to do so by the panegyrics pronounced by one and all here on the deed which is to form "the brightest page in contemporaneous history;" and, being in the minority, I must needs bow deferentially to the opinions of the mass.”
“Was it rarer in contemporaneous governments that weren’t fascist?”
“Nevertheless, Augustine calls a contemporaneous Bishop of Rome the "head of the Western Church," and almost immediately after his death one ascended the episcopal chair at Rome whose ambition, energy, and personal bravery were a promise of those qualities which were to render his successors the kings of kings.”
“The motives which prompted it can be inferred by recalling contemporaneous political events.”
“The strata so superimposed would, in ordinary geological language, be called contemporaneous, not only as belonging to the same epoch, but as appertaining strictly to the same subdivision of one and the same epoch; although they would in fact have been separated by an interval of several hundred thousand years.”
“Apparently the idea of contemporaneous but independent civilizations existing in the space that is now the PRC is a little too wacky and wild for the journalists at the People's Daily.”
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