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English definition of “contemporaneous”


adjective uk   /kənˌtem.pəˈreɪ.ni.əs/ formal us  
happening or existing at the same period of time: The two events were more or less contemporaneous, with only months between them.Relating to time
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of contemporaneous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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