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contemporary

con·tem·po·rar·y

contemporary

 
pronunciation:
kn tem p reI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening in or belonging to the same period of time.
The telephone and the automobile were contemporary inventions.
similar words:
simultaneous
definition 2: of or belonging to the present time; current; modern.
He doesn't like contemporary art.
 
synonyms:
current, modern
antonyms:
ancient, historical, old-fashioned, out of date
similar words:
late, new, present, recent, up-to-date
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: contemporaries
definition: an object or person belonging to the same period of time as another or others.
William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth were contemporaries.
derivations: contemporarily (adv.), contemporariness (n.)
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Word Parts
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.