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

contemporaneous

adjective
     
con‧tem‧po‧ra‧ne‧ous
formal happening or done in the same period of time [= contemporary]
contemporaneous with
Built in the 13th century, the chapels are contemporaneous with many of the great Gothic cathedrals.
contemporaneously adverb
contemporaneity noun [uncountable]

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