from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Belonging to the same period of time: a fact documented by two contemporary sources.
- adj. Of about the same age.
- adj. Current; modern: contemporary trends in design.
- n. One of the same time or age: Shelley and Keats were contemporaries.
- n. A person of the present age.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. From the same time period, coexistent in time.
- adj. Modern, of the present age.
- n. Someone living at the same time.
- n. Any creature living at the same time.
- n. Something existing at the same time.
- n. Someone of roughly the same age as another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous.
- adj. Of the same age; coeval.
- n. One who lives at the same time with another.
- n. a person of nearly the same age as another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Living, existing, or occurring at the same time; contemporaneous: said of persons, things, or events.
- Specifically Living or existing at the same time with one's self.
- Of the same age; coeval.
- n. One living at the same time (with another).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of the present
- n. a person of nearly the same age as another
- adj. occurring in the same period of time
- adj. belonging to the present time
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This year, ABT invoked the word "contemporary" to describe the season's works, which included dances from 1979 to this year.
In the world of competitive dance conventions and, more recently, shows like So You Think You Can Dance, the word "contemporary" has morphed from a simple descriptor to its own quite specific and potentially limiting dance form.
In our not-so-distant past, the word "contemporary" simply meant, "occurring in the present."
I don't necessarily know how or why, but somewhere along the line the competitive dance scene think the little girls from Lifetime's Dance Moms and their high school counterparts hijacked the word "contemporary" from its simple dictionary definition.
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They were the kind of cutting edge of what we call contemporary Christian music because they were playing rock 'n roll and talking about their faith.
Dance Moms and their high school counterparts hijacked the word "contemporary" from its simple dictionary definition.
So You Think You Can Dance, the word "contemporary" has morphed from a simple descriptor to its own quite specific and potentially limiting dance form.
One of the great things about New York right now is there's a series of designers who make what we call 'contemporary' clothes, which are beneath the designer price point.
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