Contemporary

  • 1 Contemporary — may refer to: * Modern era in its generic sense, living, occurring, or existing, at the same time; often also used as a synonym for modern * Contemporary philosophy, Western philosophy from c. 1960 presentIn music: * Contemporary music, post 1945 …

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  • 2 contemporary — contemporary, contemporaneous 1. Contemporary has two main meanings: (1) ‘living or occurring at the same time’, both as an adjective (often followed by with) and as a noun (often followed by of): • Austen Layard, a contemporary of Wallace who… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 contemporary — adj Contemporary, contemporaneous, coeval, coetaneous, synchronous, simultaneous, coincident, concomitant, concurrent are comparable when they mean existing, living, or occurring at the same time. In contemporary and contemporaneous (of which… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Contemporary R&B — (englisch für zeitgenössischer R B), meist nur R B, bezeichnet eine Musikrichtung, die ihre Ursprünge im afroamerikanischen Rhythm and Blues (R B) hat. In den 1980er Jahren nahmen die ersten Interpreten Musik auf, die als moderne Form des R Bs… …

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  • 5 Contemporary — Con*tem po*ra*ry, a. [Pref. con + L. temporarius of belonging to time, tempus time. See {Temporal}, and cf. {Contemporaneous}.] 1. Living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Contemporary — est une compagnie de disques californienne fondée à la fin des années 1940 par Lester Koenig. Au début des années 50, Contemporary publie les séances dirigées par Howard Rumsey au Lighthouse d Hermosa Beach. Le label va publier les… …

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  • 7 contemporary — UK US /kənˈtempərəri/, /kənˈtempəri/ adjective ► existing or happening now: »There is a need to remain responsive to the ever changing challenges and opportunities of the contemporary business environment. »While there is a small but steady… …

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  • 8 contemporary — [kən tem′pə rer΄ē] adj. [< L com , with + temporarius, of time < tempus, time: see TEMPER] 1. living or happening in the same period of time 2. of about the same age 3. of or in the style of the present or recent times; modern: see MODERN n …

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  • 9 contemporary — [adj1] modern abreast, à la mode*, au courant, contempo*, current, existent, extant, hot off press*, in fashion, instant, in vogue, just out*, latest, leading edge*, mod*, new, newfangled, now, present, present day, recent, red hot*, state of the …

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  • 10 Contemporary — Con*tem po*ra*ry, n.; pl. {Contemporaries}. 1. One who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries. [1913 Webster] 2. a person of nearly the same age as another. Syn: coeval. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 contemporary — I adjective co existent, latest, modern, new, present day, up to date, up to the minute II index concomitant, concurrent (at the same time), contemporaneous …

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  • 12 contemporary — (adj.) 1630s, from M.L. contemporarius, from L. com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + temporarius of time, from tempus time (see TEMPER (Cf. temper)). Meaning modern, characteristic of the present is from 1866. Noun sense of one who lives at the same… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 contemporary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) living, occurring, or originating at the same time. 2) belonging to or occurring in the present. 3) modern in style or design. ► NOUN (pl. contemporaries) 1) a person or thing existing at the same time as another. 2) a person …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 contemporary — 01. Leonardo DiCaprio starred in a [contemporary] version of Romeo and Juliet. 02. The art gallery is showing an excellent exhibit of paintings by [contemporary] artists. 03. Much of the [contemporary] music I hear nowadays just sounds like noise …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 Contemporary R&B — For parent genre, see rhythm and blues. Contemporary R B Stylistic origins Funk – Soul – pop – hip hop – R B Cultural origins Early 1980s North America; New York City, Los Angeles, Montreal, Atlanta …

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  • 16 contemporary — [[t]kənte̱mpərəri, AM pəreri[/t]] ♦♦♦ contemporaries 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Contemporary things are modern and relate to the present time. She writes a lot of contemporary music for people like Whitney Houston... Perhaps he should have a more… …

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  • 17 contemporary — I UK [kənˈtemp(ə)r(ə)rɪ] / US [kənˈtempəˌrerɪ] adjective *** 1) modern, or relating to the present time contemporary art/music/literature/dance contemporary urban society 2) alive or existing at the same time as a particular event or person… …

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  • 18 contemporary — contemporarily, adv. contemporariness, n. /keuhn tem peuh rer ee/, adj., n., pl. contemporaries. adj. 1. existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same time: Newton s discovery of the calculus was contemporary with that of …

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  • 19 contemporary — This word means existing, living, or occurring at the same time. It is not a synonym for either present day or modern unless no other question of time is involved and the inference is contemporary with now. If the time frame of reference is that… …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20 contemporary — con|tem|po|ra|ry1 W2 [kənˈtempərəri, pəri US pəreri] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: contemporarius, from Latin com ( COM ) + tempus time ] 1.) belonging to the present time = ↑modern contemporary music/art/dance etc ▪ an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English