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contemporaryadjective

uk   /kənˈtem.pər.ər.i/  us   /-pə.rer-/

contemporary adjective (EXISTING NOW)

B2 existing or happening now: contemporary music/literature/art/fashion Although the play was written hundreds of years ago, it still has a contemporary (= modern) feel to it.
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contemporary adjective (OF SAME PERIOD)

belonging to the same or a stated period in the past: Almost all of the contemporary accounts of the event have been lost. Most of the writers he was contemporary with were interested in the same subjects.

contemporarynoun [C]

uk   /kənˈtem.pər.ər.i/  us   /-pə.rer-/
someone living during the same period as someone else: Was he a contemporary of Shakespeare's? a person who is of the same age as you: She didn't mix with her contemporaries, preferring the company of older people.
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