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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: contemporarius, from Latin com- ( COM-) + tempus 'time'


1 adjective
con‧tem‧po‧ra‧ry1 W2
1A belonging to the present time [= modern]
contemporary music/art/dance etc
an exhibition of contemporary Japanese prints
life in contemporary Britain
2 happening or done in the same period of time
contemporary with
The wall hangings are thought to be roughly contemporary with the tiled floors.
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