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Definition of contemporary noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

contemporary

 noun
noun
NAmE//kənˈtɛmpəˌrɛri//
 
(pl. contemporaries)
 
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a person who lives or lived at the same time as someone else, especially someone who is about the same age She and I were contemporaries in college. He was a contemporary of Freud and may have known him. Give or take a few years, they are contemporaries.
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