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Meaning of contemporary

con•tem•po•rar•y

Pronunciation: (kun-tem'pu-rer"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -rar•ies.
—adj.
  1. existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same time: Newton's discovery of the calculus was contemporary with that of Leibniz.
  2. of about the same age or date: a Georgian table with a contemporary wig stand.
  3. of the present time; modern: a lecture on the contemporary novel.
—n.
  1. a person belonging to the same time or period with another or others.
  2. a person of the same age as another.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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