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contemporary

con·tem·po·rar·y

contemporary

 
 
pronunciation:
kn tem p reI ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or belonging to the present time; current; modern.
Many older people do not like contemporary music.
 
synonyms:
current, modern
antonyms:
old-fashioned, out of date
similar words:
fashionable, late, new, present, recent, up-to-date
derivations: contemporarily (adv.), contemporariness (n.)
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The word contemporary contains the following parts:
temp1, tempor Latin root that means time
synonyms:
chron, chrono
 
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.