2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

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}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the quality of being current or of the present; "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village" [syn: {modernity}, {modernness}, {modernism}, {contemporaneity}, {contemporaneousness}]

2: the quality of belonging to the same period of time [syn: {contemporaneity}, {contemporaneousness}]

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