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English definition of “contemporary”

contemporary

noun [C]     /kənˈtem.pər.ər.i/ US  /-pə.rer-/
someone living during the same period as someone else : Was he a contemporary of Shakespeare's?Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries a person who is of the same age as you: She didn't mix with her contemporaries, preferring the company of older people .Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
(Definition of contemporary noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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