Contemporaneous
Contemporaneous Con*tem`po*ra"ne*ous, a. [L. contemporaneus; con- + tempus time. See {Temporal}, and cf. {Contemporaneous}.] Living, existing, or occurring at the same time; contemporary. [1913 Webster]

The great age of Jewish philosophy, that of Aben Esra, Maimonides, and Kimchi, had been contemporaneous with the later Spanish school of Arabic philosophy. --Milman -- {Con*tem`po*ra"ne*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • contemporaneous — I adjective coeval, coexistent, coexisting, coincident, coinciding, coinstantaneous, concomitant, concurrent, concurring, contemporary, correspondent, corresponding, quod eodem tempore est, simultaneous, synchronal, synchronistic, synchronous… …   Law dictionary

  • contemporaneous — 1650s, from L.L. contemporaneus contemporary, from the same source as CONTEMPORARY (Cf. contemporary) but with a form after L.L. temporaneous timely. Related: Contemporaneously; contemporaneity …   Etymology dictionary

  • contemporaneous — *contemporary, coeval, coetaneous, synchronous, simultaneous, coincident, concomitant, concurrent Contrasted words: *preceding, antecedent, previous, prior, foregoing: following, ensuing, succeeding (see FOLLOW) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contemporaneous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing at or occurring in the same period of time. DERIVATIVES contemporaneity noun contemporaneously adverb contemporaneousness noun. ORIGIN Latin, from tempus time …   English terms dictionary

  • contemporaneous — [kən tem΄pə rā′nē əs] adj. [L contemporaneus < com , with + tempus: see CONTEMPORARY] existing or happening in the same period of time SYN. CONTEMPORARY contemporaneity [kən tem΄pə rə nē′ə tē; ] also [ kən tem΄pə rənā′ə tē] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • contemporaneous — contemporary, contemporaneous 1. Contemporary has two main meanings: (1) ‘living or occurring at the same time’, both as an adjective (often followed by with) and as a noun (often followed by of): • Austen Layard, a contemporary of Wallace who… …   Modern English usage

  • contemporaneous — con|tem|po|ra|ne|ous [ kən,tempə reıniəs ] adjective FORMAL happening or existing during the same period of time: There are several contemporaneous accounts of the meeting. contemporaneous with: His work is contemporaneous with the beginnings of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • contemporaneous — UK [kənˌtempəˈreɪnɪəs] / US adjective formal happening or existing during the same period of time There are several contemporaneous accounts of the meeting. contemporaneous with: His work is contemporaneous with the beginnings of the Pop Art… …   English dictionary

  • contemporaneous — adj. (formal) contemporaneous with * * * [kənˌtempə reɪnɪəs] (formal) contemporaneous with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • contemporaneous — con|tem|po|ra|ne|ous [kənˌtempəˈreıniəs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: contemporaneus, from com ( COM ) + tempus time ] formal happening or done in the same period of time = ↑contemporary contemporaneous with ▪ Built in the 13th century …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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