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Definition of Contemporary

Contemporary

  1. Living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous.
  2. Of the same age; coeval.
  3. One who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries.

Contemporary Quotations

The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue.
Arnold J. Toynbee

So many of the sounds that contemporary composers were trying to create were to be found in the traditional musics of the world. That was encouraging but also little daunting to think that you had to work so hard to be new and yet it was old.
Robert Morris

I grew up in New Mexico, and the older I get, I have less need for contemporary culture and big cities and all the stuff we are bombarded with. I am happier at my ranch in the middle of nowhere watching a bug carry leaves across the grass, listening to silence, riding my horse, and being in open space.
Tom Ford

So when I got to be about 13 or 14, I started listening - even though my parents music was way cool - to contemporary hard rock at that time, which was Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Ted Nugent and all that, and that's just where I came from.
Slash

One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.
Joseph Campbell
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Contemporary Translations

contemporary in German is Altersgenosse {m}, Zeitgenosse {m}
contemporary in Norwegian is samtidig
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