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English adjective: contemporary

1. contemporary characteristic of the present


SamplesContemporary trends in design.
The role of computers in modern-day medicine.


Synonymsmodern-day


Similarmodern


Antonymsnonmodern

2. contemporary belonging to the present time


SamplesContemporary leaders.


Synonymspresent-day


Similarcurrent


Antonymsnoncurrent

3. contemporary occurring in the same period of time


SamplesA rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation.
The composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart.


Synonymscontemporaneous


Similarsynchronal, synchronic, synchronous


Antonymsasynchronous


English noun: contemporary

1. contemporary (person) a person of nearly the same age as another


Synonymscoeval


Broader (hypernym)compeer, equal, match, peer









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