What does contemporary mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemporary, coevaladjective

    a person of nearly the same age as another

  2. contemporary, modern-dayadjective

    characteristic of the present

    "contemporary trends in design"; "the role of computers in modern-day medicine"

  3. contemporary, present-day(a)adjective

    belonging to the present time

    "contemporary leaders"

  4. contemporaneous, contemporaryadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. contemporarynoun

    Someone living at the same time.

    Cervantes was a contemporary of Shakespeare

  2. contemporarynoun

    Any creature living at the same time.

    The early mammals inherited the earth by surviving their saurian contemporaries

  3. contemporarynoun

    Something existing at the same time.

    Often contemporary customs differ as if dating from different ages, whether they do or not

  4. contemporaryadjective

    From the same time period, coexistent in time.

  5. contemporaryadjective

    Modern, of the present age.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contemporaryadjective

    living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous

    Etymology: [Pref. con- + L. temporarius of belonging to time, tempus time. See Temporal, and cf. Contemporaneous.]

  2. Contemporaryadjective

    of the same age; coeval

    Etymology: [Pref. con- + L. temporarius of belonging to time, tempus time. See Temporal, and cf. Contemporaneous.]

  3. Contemporarynoun

    one who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries

    Etymology: [Pref. con- + L. temporarius of belonging to time, tempus time. See Temporal, and cf. Contemporaneous.]

Freebase

  1. Contemporary

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. contemporary

    Relating to the current moment of time.

    Contemporary art is beautiful, stylish and elegant.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'contemporary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2248

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'contemporary' in Nouns Frequency: #3015

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'contemporary' in Adjectives Frequency: #305

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemporary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contemporary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of contemporary in a Sentence

  1. Davis Knaus:

    The young generation, they want to own their culture. I don't think there's ever been value put in Morocco and lots of Africa on owning your contemporary culture. All that has changed now and these kids want to own it.

  2. Katherine Foss:

    Across media platforms, “Typhoid Mary” is still casually applied to contemporary menaces of public health, ignoring the ethically dubious practice of blaming healthy carriers and Mary Mallon’s persecution as a poor immigrant at the turn of the 20th century.

  3. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:

    Literature that is not the breath of contemporary society, that dares not transmit the pains and fears of that society, that does not warn in time against threatening moral and social dangers -- such literature does not deserve the name of literature; it is only a fa?ade. Such literature loses the confidence of its own people, and its published works are used as wastepaper instead of being read.

  4. Andrew Nurnberg:

    We have had wonderful discussions ranging over many subjects from the state of contemporary politics to University life in England.

  5. Thomas Szasz:

    The many faces of intimacy: the Victorians could experience it through correspondence, but not through cohabitation; contemporary men and women can experience it through fornication, but not through friendship.

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