contemporaneous

adjective
con·​tem·​po·​ra·​ne·​ous | \ kən-ˌtem-pə-ˈrā-nē-əs How to pronounce contemporaneous (audio) \

Definition of contemporaneous

: existing, occurring, or originating during the same time social and political events that were contemporaneous with each other

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Other Words from contemporaneous

contemporaneously adverb
contemporaneousness noun

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contemporary, contemporaneous, coeval, synchronous, simultaneous, coincident mean existing or occurring at the same time. contemporary is likely to apply to people and what relates to them. Abraham Lincoln was contemporary with Charles Darwin contemporaneous is more often applied to events than to people. contemporaneous accounts of the kidnapping coeval refers usually to periods, ages, eras, eons. two stars thought to be coeval synchronous implies exact correspondence in time and especially in periodic intervals. synchronous timepieces simultaneous implies correspondence in a moment of time. the two shots were simultaneous coincident is applied to events and may be used in order to avoid implication of causal relationship. the end of World War II was coincident with a great vintage year

Examples of contemporaneous in a Sentence

the contemporaneous publication of the two articles contemporaneous accounts of the battle from officers on both sides

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The water department also can access contemporaneous information to help identify leaks or theft with more precision than the current system allows. Robin Goist, cleveland.com, "Akron to replace water meters, improve billing system," 29 July 2019 As a result, a European Union project planned to start before November will seek to provide contemporaneous weather-attribution analyses for the continent. The Economist, "Greenhouse-gas emissions are increasing the frequency of heatwaves," 25 July 2019 Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, who started out as a contemporaneous imitator of Woody Guthrie but soon developed into a singular cowboy-folk troubadour, will play with cowboy songster Andy Hall. Stuart Munro, BostonGlobe.com, "Folkies old and new will be paired on the festival stage," 24 July 2019 The history of the countertenor voice, in the absence of recordings, is dependent on the sometimes ambiguous testimony of contemporaneous chroniclers. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "A Millennial Countertenor’s Pop-Star Appeal," 15 July 2019 In contemporaneous emails, LSU’s former Chancellor Michael Martin and then-system President John Lombardi traded concerns about whether the Legislature might cut LSU’s funding because the university had not agreed to Marionneaux’s proposal. Andrea Gallo, ProPublica, "Why the “Most Egregious” Ethics Case in Louisiana Remains Open Nine Years Later," 16 May 2019 The most immediate standout is a three-night series of double features that pair a classic Hollywood film noir with a contemporaneous screwball comedy. Jordan Cronk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Picks: A July To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.," 1 July 2019 That means readers can check out ads for films like Ghostbusters, Return of the Jedi, Blade Runner, Terminator, Starship Troopers, and many more, as well as excerpts from contemporaneous reviews and capsule summaries. Clark Collis, EW.com, "Vintage ads for Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, Jedi showcased in new book Ad Astra," 21 June 2019 Carleton’s contemporaneous notes are a model of clarity and completeness, telling the whole story in chronological order in elegant cursive lettering. Sean P. Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, "A broken refrigerator and the store that took too long to make things right," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of contemporaneous

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for contemporaneous

Latin contemporaneus, from com- + tempor-, tempus time

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contemporaneous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of contemporaneous

formal : existing or happening during the same time period

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