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Definition 1: a person of nearly the same age as another - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for contemporary in the sense of this definition

(contemporary is a kind of ...) a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Definition 2: belonging to the present time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contemporary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • contemporary leaders

Synonyms for contemporary in the sense of this definition

(contemporary is similar to ...) occurring in or belonging to the present time

"current events" "the current topic" "current negotiations" "current psychoanalytic theories" "the ship's current position"

Definition 3: characteristic of the present - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contemporary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • contemporary trends in design
  • the role of computers in modern-day medicine

Synonyms for contemporary in the sense of this definition

(contemporary is similar to ...) belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages

"modern art" "modern furniture" "modern history" "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"

Definition 4: occurring in the same period of time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contemporary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation
  • the composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart

Synonyms for contemporary in the sense of this definition

(contemporary is similar to ...) occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase

"recovery was synchronous with therapy" "a synchronous set of clocks" "the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight" "synchronous oscillations"

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