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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Numerology

  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. Joshua Coleman:

    Many people have a powerful need and desire to be with family during the holidays. This is both for the companionship and to provide support, that reality may short out their capacity to appropriately weigh that desire against the risk of contagion. In addition, Contemporary Families're used to associating contagious diseases with the demonstration of obvious symptoms or distress. So the absence of those may also cause people to ignore the very real dangers of potential infection.

  2. Don Felder:

    I think Don Henley is a brilliant contemporary rock writer. He would have been a fabulous poet if he weren't a musician. He was a literary major, and not only that - he's gifted with a brilliant voice. To me, Don could sing the New York City Yellow Pages and I'd buy it. I just love the sound of his voice.

  3. Klaus Biesenbach:

    This is a huge, pioneering endeavor, we have one of the most innovative and most influential contemporary artists in the area of music embarking on this endeavor with us.

  4. Irina Bokova:

    The deliberate destruction, what we are seeing nowadays in Iraq and Syria, has reached unprecedented levels in contemporary history, this deliberate destruction is not only continuing, it is happening on a systematic basis. The looting of archaeological sites and museums, in Iraq particularly, has reached an industrial scale of destruction.

  5. Alexandra Kokoli:

    (Emin) is not someone who worries about her finances anymore -- and that's really saying something for a contemporary artist ... but people assume she's over-valued in some ways, she's somebody who is very much begrudged her success because people in the art world and other artists feel she has had a lot more exposure than she deserves.

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