Definitions for contemporarykənˈtɛm pəˌrɛr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•tem•po•rar•y*kənˈtɛm pəˌrɛr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-rar•ies.
(adj.)existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the same period of time.
of the present time; modern.
of about the same age or date:
a Georgian table with a contemporary wig stand.
(n.)a person or thing belonging to the same time or period with another.
a person of the same age as another.
* Syn: contemporary , contemporaneous , coeval , coincident mean happening or existing at the same time. contemporary often refers to persons or their acts or achievements: Hemingway and Fitzgerald, though contemporary, shared few values. contemporaneous is applied chiefly to events: the rise of industrialism, contemporaneous with the spread of steam power. coeval refers either to very long periods of time, or to remote or distant times: coeval stars, shining for millennia; coeval with the dawning of civilization. coincident means occurring at the same time but without causal relationship: World War II was coincident with the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Origin of contemporary:
1625–35; < ML contemporārius
a person of nearly the same age as another
characteristic of the present
"contemporary trends in design"; "the role of computers in modern-day medicine"
belonging to the present time
occurring in the same period of time
"a rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation"; "the composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
contemporary(adjective)ənˈtɛm pəˌrɛr i
modern or connected with the present
contemporaryənˈtɛm pəˌrɛr i
from the same time as sth else
paintings contemporary with Manet and Cezanne
Someone living at the same time.
Cervantes was a contemporary of Shakespeare
Any creature living at the same time.
The early mammals inherited the earth by surviving their saurian contemporaries
Something existing at the same time.
Often contemporary customs differ as if dating from different ages, whether they do or not
From the same time period, coexistent in time.
Modern, of the present age.
living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous
of the same age; coeval
one who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries
Contemporary was a monthly visual arts magazine based in London. Founded and edited as The Green Book by Keith Spencer as a quarterly publication, it re-emerged under the title Contemporary Art in 1993. On the death of Spencer, the title was acquired by Gordon and Breach Publishing, and produced four issues under the editorship of Lynne Green, Spencer's deputy. The magazine finally found its feet as a committed contemporary art publication in 1996 under the editorial control of Keith Patrick and with the change of title to Contemporary Visual Arts, later abbreviated to CVA. During this period the magazine achieved sales of nearly 20,000, including 5,000 subscribers, with distribution mainly in the UK, Europe, the States and Australia. Its base at this time was the former Peek Freans biscuit factory in Bermondsey, London, the site of several key early exhibitions of the YBA generation. With the collapse of the G+B parent company in 2001, the title was acquired by Art 21 and reappeared as Contemporary in January 2002 although no longer with an exclusive commitment to the visual arts. In 2003 a sister publication, Contemporary 21, was launched. Initially media-focused, with special issues dedicated to painting, sculpture, video art and performance, it would later embrace a wider range of topics, from art collecting to the relationship between visual art and architecture. In 2006 Contemporary published its first Annual, featuring 50 emerging artists nominated by its network of world correspondents. In 2008 the magazine relocated to Panama City, where it ceased publication after failing in an attempt to start a Spanish-language edition.
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Rank popularity for the word 'contemporary' in Adjectives Frequency: #305
Translations for contemporary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
living at, happening at or belonging to the same period
That chair and the painting are contemporary; – they both date from the seventeenth century.
- kontemporêr, tydgenootlikAfrikaans
- contemporâneoPortuguese (BR)
- ze stejného obdobíCzech
- που ανήκει στην ίδια εποχή, σύγχρονοςGreek
- هم دوره؛ همزمانFarsi
- בֶּן זְמַנֵנוHebrew
- suvreman, istodobanCroatian
- bendraamžis, to paties senumoLithuanian
- viena laikaLatvian
- uit dezelfde tijdDutch
- samtids-, samtidig, nåtids, datidsNorwegian
- współczesny, z tego samego okresuPolish
- هم دوره؛ همزمانPersian
- معاصر، ديوه عصر خلك او پيښېPashto
- одной эпохиRussian
- çağdaş, modernTurkish
- 同時代的Chinese (Trad.)
- однієї епохиUkrainian
- هم عصر، معاصرUrdu
- đương thờiVietnamese
- 同时代的Chinese (Simp.)
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