Definitions for contemporary
kənˈtɛm pəˌrɛr icon·tem·po·ra·ry
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word contemporary.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: contemporain, French.
Albert Durer was contemporary to Lucas. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
A grove born with himself he sees,
And loves his old contemporary trees. Abraham Cowley.
It is impossible to make the ideas of yesterday, to-day, and to-morrow, to be the same; or bring ages past and future together, and make them contemporary. John Locke.
One who lives at the same time with another.
All this in blooming youth you have atchiev’d;
Nor are your soil’d contemporaries griev’d. Dryden.
As he has been favourable to me, he will hear of his kindness from our contemporaries; for we are fallen into an age illiterate, censorious, and detracting. John Dryden, Juv. Preface.
The active part of mankind, as they do most for the good of their contemporaries, very deservedly gain the greatest share in their applauses. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 40.
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
Etymology: [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.
Relating to the current moment of time.
Contemporary art is beautiful, stylish and elegant.
Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2020
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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
The books on this list address issues of race, sexuality, sexual preference, religion, substance abuse and many other concerns related to contemporary life, that's the job we charge our authors with: using art to provide a safe place for audiences to engage with topics of substance in a way that allows them to make their own conclusions.
There are many stories told in the Jim Crow Museum, but none are as horrible as these tales. The idea of using the skins of black people to make purses, shoes, belts, and other products is, of course, disgusting to contemporary Americans; however, there was a time—not so long ago—when the debasement of black Americans was so nearly complete that one could read about the skin of a black person being tanned in the same newspaper that reported the previous day’s baseball box scores.
The claims about men's greater interest in sex... are laughable, a contemporary teenager could explain to the author how and why men make greater claims about their sexual interests and experiences and women downplay theirs.
Risk prediction as science is an evolving process, and there is no question that it will require continuous updating as society evolves and to keep up with contemporary trends and risks, there is no question, though, that these calculators are better than the eyeball test and certainly outperform the physician just saying' I think this person has a 10 % risk' after meeting and looking at them.
Her approach suggests she understands the contemporary electorate in Arkansas and everywhere.
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- عصري, معاصر, حديثArabic
- едновременен, модерен, съвременен, съвременник, съвременницаBulgarian
- contemporaniCatalan, Valencian
- současnice, moderní, současný, současníkCzech
- nutids-, samtidig, nutidige, moderneDanish
- Zeitgen, modern, Zeitgenossin, Zeitgenosse, zeitgenössischGerman
- σύγχρονος, σύγχρονοGreek
- contemporario, contemporáneoSpanish
- معاصر, نوینPersian
- nykyajan, senaikainen, aikalainenFinnish
- co-aimsireilScottish Gaelic
- עכשווי, בן דורHebrew
- jafnaldri, samtíðarmaðurIcelandic
- coetaneo, contemporaneoItalian
- コンテンポラリー, モダン, 現代, 近代Japanese
- 동시대의, 현대Korean
- aequālis, coaevālis, aetatisLatin
- современик, современMacedonian
- contemporain, tijdgenote, hedendaags, gelijktijdig, tijdgenoot, eigentijdsDutch
- samtidig, moderneNorwegian
- contemporânea, moderna, contemporâneoPortuguese
- contemporani, contemporană, contemporanRomanian
- современный, современник, современницаRussian
- samtida, nutidaSwedish
- modern, çağdaşTurkish
- сучасник, сучасниця, сучаснийUkrainian
- عصر حاUrdu
- đồng thờiVietnamese
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