Contemporaneous (adjective)

Occurring or existing at the same time; contemporary.


Late 16th century. from latin contemporaneus, from contemporanea, from temporaneus "of the same time", from tempus.


  1. The contemporaneous accounts of the event provide different perspectives.
  2. The contemporaneous notes made by the reporter proved valuable in understanding the context.
  3. The contemporaneous diary entries gave a unique insight into the artist's life and work.
  4. The contemporaneous evidence supported the testimony of the witnesses.
  5. The contemporaneous reactions to the speech were overwhelmingly positive.
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