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contemporaneous

adjective con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous \kən-ˌtem-pə-ˈrā-nē-əs\

: existing or happening during the same time period

Full Definition of CONTEMPORANEOUS

:  existing, occurring, or originating during the same time
con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ly adverb
con·tem·po·ra·ne·ous·ness noun

Examples of CONTEMPORANEOUS

  1. the contemporaneous publication of the two articles
  2. <contemporaneous accounts of the battle from officers on both sides>

Origin of CONTEMPORANEOUS

Latin contemporaneus, from com- + tempor-, tempus time
First Known Use: circa 1656

Rhymes with CONTEMPORANEOUS

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