Occurring or existing at the same time; contemporary.
Late 16th century. from latin contemporaneus, from contemporanea, from temporaneus "of the same time", from tempus.
- The contemporaneous accounts of the event provide different perspectives.
- The contemporaneous notes made by the reporter proved valuable in understanding the context.
- The contemporaneous diary entries gave a unique insight into the artist's life and work.
- The contemporaneous evidence supported the testimony of the witnesses.
- The contemporaneous reactions to the speech were overwhelmingly positive.