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contemporary

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1 existing or occurring at the same period of time
  • the absurd notion that early cave dwellers were contemporary with the dinosaurs
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2 being or involving the latest methods, concepts, information, or styles
  • a magazine devoted to contemporary fashions
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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

contemporary

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a person who lives at the same time or is about the same age as another
  • Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were exact contemporaries, actually being born on the same day in 1809.
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