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Definition of "contemporaneous" [con•tem•po•ra•ne•ous]

  • Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time: the contemporaneous reigns of two monarchs. See Synonyms at contemporary. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contemporaneous" in a sentence
  • "That would make sense from the point of view that Jack, though immortal and non-contemporaneous, is still human."
  • "Data from a later period supports the favorable majority opinion of the influential Lohani chief formed during the first war, and indicates the relationship between Sarwar Khan and colonial authorities may have been more extensive than indicated in contemporaneous documents."
  • "(The paper itself does mention self-defense provisions in contemporaneous state constitutions and then nods to the 9th before genuflecting at the altar of the 14th.)"