Adjective "contemporaneous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Existing at or occurring in the same period of time.
  1. 'So that is a contemporaneous update, your Honour, of present psychological state.'
  2. 'All focus group discussions were transcribed and annotated with contemporaneous field notes.'
  3. 'At that meeting there was agreement in principle as to matters recorded by Mr Crossley in a contemporaneous manuscript note.'
  4. 'The parallels to contemporaneous avant-garde film-makers and artists is striking.'
  5. 'Mr. Ellice produced a contemporaneous note he claimed to support his version.'
  6. 'Mr Lipman also produces his contemporaneous note recording the remark.'
  7. 'Well, it would have been cooler and so much more contemporaneous to like this album way back then.'
  8. 'The overview referred to the previous month and was not wholly consistent with the tenor of the contemporaneous log for that period.'
  9. 'Both frameworks are described in the context of the contemporaneous social and political background.'
  10. 'Ultimately, history is contemporaneous with the present, in the form of karmas by which all actions of the past live in the now.'


1. living or occurring during the same period of time; contemporary.

More examples(as adjective)

"traders can be contemporaneous."

"relationships can be contemporaneous."

"notes can be contemporaneous."

"cohorts can be contemporaneous."

"terms can be contemporaneous."

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