Definition of contemporaneous
: existing, occurring, or originating during the same time social and political events that were contemporaneous with each other
Examples of contemporaneous in a Sentence
the contemporaneous publication of the two articles
contemporaneous accounts of the battle from officers on both sides
Recent Examples of contemporaneous from the Web
The prosecution pointed to corroborating evidence, including contemporaneous suspicions from adults at the school and other accusers dating back decades.
Kushner and Sessions were also in the room, contemporaneous news reports say.
Unofficial contemporaneous reports describe a far more chaotic scene, with both balls circling madly around each other after they were fired from the cannon.
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Origin and Etymology of contemporaneous
Latin contemporaneus, from com- + tempor-, tempus time
First Known Use: circa 1656
Synonym Discussion of contemporaneous
CONTEMPORANEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contemporaneous for English Language Learners
: existing or happening during the same time period
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