Definition of contemporaneous in English:


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  • Existing or occurring in the same period of time.

    ‘Pythagoras was contemporaneous with Buddha’
    • ‘Unlike most fiction of the period, contemporaneous dates are emphasized.’
    • ‘The overview referred to the previous month and was not wholly consistent with the tenor of the contemporaneous log for that period.’
    • ‘So measuring these elements will indicate if a group of bones are contemporaneous or of different periods.’
    • ‘It is apparent that this note was not strictly contemporaneous in that it also refers to events which occurred later in the day.’
    • ‘Mr Flynn provided the Tribunal with records of the phone calls and a copy of contemporaneous notes taken.’
    • ‘At that meeting there was agreement in principle as to matters recorded by Mr Crossley in a contemporaneous manuscript note.’
    • ‘Mr Lipman also produces his contemporaneous note recording the remark.’
    • ‘All focus group discussions were transcribed and annotated with contemporaneous field notes.’
    • ‘Mr. Ellice produced a contemporaneous note he claimed to support his version.’
    • ‘Ultimately, history is contemporaneous with the present, in the form of karmas by which all actions of the past live in the now.’
    • ‘We don't know, but it appears that it was made in contemporaneous time.’
    • ‘Following a planned visit to Italy to study the Baroque in art and the contemporaneous advances in medicine, Young intends to settle in Glasgow.’
    • ‘The parallels to contemporaneous avant-garde film-makers and artists is striking.’
    • ‘Archaeologists are extremely cautious about making causal links between contemporaneous events.’
    • ‘Well, it would have been cooler and so much more contemporaneous to like this album way back then.’
    • ‘It is also corroborated by most of the other contemporaneous documentary evidence.’
    • ‘So that is a contemporaneous update, your Honour, of present psychological state.’
    • ‘Both frameworks are described in the context of the contemporaneous social and political background.’
    • ‘Finding contemporaneous material to accompany old movies is a challenge, I understand.’
    • ‘It uses contemporaneous measures of both the cyclical unemployment rate measure and of inflation.’



/kənˌtempəˈrānēəs/ /kənˌtɛmpəˈreɪniəs/


Mid 17th century from Latin, from con- ‘together with’ + temporaneus (from tempus, tempor- ‘time’) + -ous.