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"
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
Origin: [Pref. con- + L. temporarius of belonging to time, tempus time. See Temporal, and cf. Contemporaneous.]
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 Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2248
Rank popularity for the word 'contemporary' in Nouns Frequency: #3015
Rank popularity for the word 'contemporary' in Adjectives Frequency: #305
The numerical value of contemporary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of contemporary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
What the president meant is that we need a contemporary reading for religious texts to deal with our contemporary reality.
Contemporary American children, if they are old enough to grasp the concept of Santa Claus by Thanksgiving, are able to see through it by December 15th.
I definitely think he is conscious that as the first black president, he will be a subject of endless historical scrutiny as well as intense contemporary scrutiny.
In China, they have taken that big leap. So if Delhi had six fabulous new museums full of contemporary art, (and) people started to go, the whole market would be transformed.
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- معاصر, حديث, عصريArabic
- съвременница, съвременник, модерен, съвременен, едновремененBulgarian
- contemporaniCatalan, Valencian
- současnice, současník, současný, moderníCzech
- moderne, samtidig, nutids-, nutidigeDanish
- modern, zeitgenössisch, Zeitgenossin, Zeitgenosse, ZeitgenGerman
- σύγχρονο, σύγχρονοςGreek
- contemporario, contemporáneoSpanish
- نوین, معاصرPersian
- aikalainen, senaikainen, nykyajanFinnish
- co-aimsireilScottish Gaelic
- עכשווי, בן דורHebrew
- samtíðarmaður, jafnaldriIcelandic
- coetaneo, contemporaneoItalian
- モダン, 近代, 現代, コンテンポラリーJapanese
- 현대, 동시대의Korean
- coaevālis, aequālis, aetatisLatin
- современик, современMacedonian
- tijdgenoot, eigentijds, gelijktijdig, hedendaags, tijdgenote, contemporainDutch
- samtidig, moderneNorwegian
- contemporâneo, moderna, contemporâneaPortuguese
- contemporană, contemporani, contemporanRomanian
- современный, современница, современникRussian
- nutida, samtidaSwedish
- çağdaş, modernTurkish
- сучасниця, сучасник, сучаснийUkrainian
- عصر حاUrdu
- đồng thờiVietnamese
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