con·​tem·​po·​ra·​ne·​i·​ty | \ kən-ˌtem-p(ə-)rə-ˈnē-ə-tē How to pronounce contemporaneity (audio) , -ˈnā-\

Definition of contemporaneity

: the quality or state of being contemporaneous or contemporary

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The sitters look out mutely from Nelson’s ark, and scant concession is made to the fact of their contemporaneity. Teju Cole, New York Times, "Getting Others Right," 13 June 2017 Few commercial comedies age well, but the best ones can retain their charm long after their contemporaneity has faded. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Born Yesterday’ Review: Dumb Blonde Gets Smart," 16 Feb. 2017

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1772, in the meaning defined above

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