What does contemporary mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemporary, coeval(adj)

    a person of nearly the same age as another

  2. contemporary, modern-day(adj)

    characteristic of the present

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

  3. contemporary, present-day(a)(adj)

    belonging to the present time

    "contemporary leaders"

  4. contemporaneous, contemporary(adj)

    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. contemporary(Noun)

    Someone living at the same time.

    Cervantes was a contemporary of Shakespeare

  2. contemporary(Noun)

    Any creature living at the same time.

    The early mammals inherited the earth by surviving their saurian contemporaries

  3. contemporary(Noun)

    Something existing at the same time.

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

  4. contemporary(Adjective)

    From the same time period, coexistent in time.

  5. contemporary(Adjective)

    Modern, of the present age.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contemporary(adj)

    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. Contemporary(adj)

    of the same age; coeval

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

  3. Contemporary(noun)

    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. Jorge Luis Borges:

    The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.

  2. Scott Flanders:

    People said, ‘ Oh, we know what Hef likes. He likes this type of photography, ’ and I said, ‘ Well that’s bullshit. That’s like saying he likes the same meatloaf he’s been eating for 25 years. Let’s give him a piece of steak and see if he likes that, ’ and, sure as hell, as soon as they gave Hef more contemporary photography he loved it.

  3. Maria Grazia Chiuri:

    Around the world Dior is Dior. Many people don't know that there were many designers at Dior, i think we have to respect this heritage but at the same time we have to move this heritage in the future. I look around, I take a lot of inspiration but at the same time my idea is to make this element contemporary for modern women.

  4. Spike Lee:

    It is possible to address a very serious subject matter and still have humor. I've done it before. 'Do the Right Thing' was serious as hell. It was so serious you can still show that film today -- it's still contemporary. But 'Do the Right Thing' was also funny as a motherf***er, there are many examples -- music, plays, novels, movies -- where humor has been injected into very serious subject matter.

  5. Wyndham Lewis:

    A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.

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