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Definition of contemporary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    contemporary

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//kənˈtɛmpəˌrɛri//
     
     
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  1. 1belonging to the present time synonym modern contemporary fiction/music/dance
  2. 2contemporary (with somebody/something) belonging to the same time We have no contemporary account of the battle (= written near the time that it happened). He was contemporary with the dramatist Congreve.
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