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Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time:
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  1. Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time:
Matching point for point; coinciding:
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  1. Matching point for point; coinciding:
  2. Occupying the same area in space or happening at the same time:
  3. Being in agreement or harmony:
Relating to or being a satellite that orbits a celestial body at a speed that matches the body's rotation, thus remaining stationary as observed from the body's surface.
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  1. Relating to or being a satellite that orbits a celestial body at a speed that matches the body's rotation, thus remaining stationary as observed from the body's surface.
  2. (Elec.) Designating or of a machine, specif. an alternating-current motor, generator, or converter, whose normal operating speed is exactly proportional to the frequency of the current in the circuit to which it is connected
  3. Having identical periods.
Originating or existing during the same period; lasting through the same era.
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  1. Originating or existing during the same period; lasting through the same era.
Occurring, done, existing, etc. together or at the same time
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  1. Occurring, done, existing, etc. together or at the same time
  2. (Mathematics) Containing variables for which there are values that can satisfy all the equations:
Existing at the same time as something else
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  1. Existing at the same time as something else
Simultaneously having authority or jurisdiction over the same legal action, dispute, or matter.
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  1. Simultaneously having authority or jurisdiction over the same legal action, dispute, or matter.
  2. Acting together; cooperating
  3. Meeting or tending to meet at the same point; convergent:
Synchronous.
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  1. Synchronous.
  2. Of or relating to the study of phenomena, such as linguistic features, or of events of a particular time, without reference to their historical context.
  3. (Linguistics) relating to the study of a language at only one point in its history.
Contemporary; coeval
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  1. Contemporary; coeval
  2. Of equal age, duration, or period; coeval.
Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date:
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  1. Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date:
  2. Of or relating to recent times or the present:
  3. (Linguistics) Of, relating to, or being a living language or group of languages:
Now being discussed, considered, written, read, etc.
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  1. Now being discussed, considered, written, read, etc.
  2. Being at hand or in attendance:
  3. Existing or happening now; current:
(Before the noun) current; recent; the latest
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  1. (Before the noun) current; recent; the latest
  2. (Nonstandard) Alternative form of up to date.
  3. Extending to the present time; using or including the latest facts, ideas, etc.
(US) Served with ice cream.
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  1. (US) Served with ice cream.
  2. (US) Served with ice cream.
  3. According to the prevailing style or fashion.
A person who is a member of the same group, class, etc. as another
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  1. A person who is a member of the same group, class, etc. as another
  2. A man who holds a peerage by descent or appointment.
  3. (Archaic) A companion; a fellow:
A contemporary
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  1. A contemporary
  2. One of the same era or period; a contemporary.
(Chiefly British) An incorporated senior member of certain colleges and universities.
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  1. (Chiefly British) An incorporated senior member of certain colleges and universities.
  2. A graduate student who holds a fellowship in a university or college
  3. A member of a learned society
A duplicate of a legal document.
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  1. A duplicate of a legal document.
  2. A copy or duplicate, as of a lease
  3. One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a corresponding person or thing:
Contemporary; coeval
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  1. Contemporary; coeval
  2. Of equal age, duration, or period; coeval.
Of the same age or period; contemporary
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  1. Of the same age or period; contemporary
Existing at the same time as something else
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  1. Existing at the same time as something else
Acting together; cooperating
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  1. Acting together; cooperating
  2. Simultaneously having authority or jurisdiction over the same legal action, dispute, or matter.
  3. Meeting or tending to meet at the same point; convergent:
Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time:
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  1. Originating, existing, or happening during the same period of time:
Of or relating to the study of phenomena, such as linguistic features, or of events of a particular time, without reference to their historical context.
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  1. Of or relating to the study of phenomena, such as linguistic features, or of events of a particular time, without reference to their historical context.
  2. (Linguistics) relating to the study of a language at only one point in its history.
  3. Synchronous.
Relating to or being a satellite that orbits a celestial body at a speed that matches the body's rotation, thus remaining stationary as observed from the body's surface.
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  1. Relating to or being a satellite that orbits a celestial body at a speed that matches the body's rotation, thus remaining stationary as observed from the body's surface.
  2. Having identical periods.
  3. (Elec.) Designating or of a machine, specif. an alternating-current motor, generator, or converter, whose normal operating speed is exactly proportional to the frequency of the current in the circuit to which it is connected
Occupying the same area in space or happening at the same time:
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  1. Occupying the same area in space or happening at the same time:
  2. Matching point for point; coinciding:
  3. Being in agreement or harmony:
Occurring, done, existing, etc. together or at the same time
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  1. Occurring, done, existing, etc. together or at the same time
  2. (Mathematics) Containing variables for which there are values that can satisfy all the equations:
A flowing movement in a liquid, gas, plasma, or other form of matter, especially one that follows a recognizable course.
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  1. A flowing movement in a liquid, gas, plasma, or other form of matter, especially one that follows a recognizable course.
  2. A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
  3. Belonging to the present time:
Having existence or being; existing
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  1. Having existence or being; existing
  2. Having life or being; existing.
  3. Occurring or present at the moment; current.
That exists, or has existence, especially that exists now.
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  1. That exists, or has existence, especially that exists now.
Designating the more or most recent of two or more things of the same class, though both may be old
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  1. Designating the more or most recent of two or more things of the same class, though both may be old
  2. In place names, a prefix added to the name of a newly established place, intended to convey that the newly established place will share some characteristic of an older place for which the new place is named.
  3. Never used or worn before now:
Of the present time; current:
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  1. Of the present time; current:
  2. (Slang) Currently fashionable; trendy:
(Gram.) Indicating action as now taking place (Ex.: she goes) or state as now existing (Ex.: the plums are ripe), action that is habitual (Ex.: he speaks with an accent), or action that is always the same (Ex.: the clock strikes twelve at noon)
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  1. (Gram.) Indicating action as now taking place (Ex.: she goes) or state as now existing (Ex.: the plums are ripe), action that is habitual (Ex.: he speaks with an accent), or action that is always the same (Ex.: the clock strikes twelve at noon)
  2. Being at hand or in attendance:
  3. Now being considered; actually here or involved:
Now in existence or progress; current:
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  1. Now in existence or progress; current:
  2. Of the present time
  3. In existence now; current or contemporary
Informed on current affairs; up-to-date.
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  1. Informed on current affairs; up-to-date.
  2. Up to date, informed on the latest developments, abreast, etc.
  3. Fully informed on current matters; up-to-date
Belonging to the present time:
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  1. Belonging to the present time:
  2. A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
  3. Being in progress now:
Of or characteristic of the mods or the styles they favored
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  1. Of or characteristic of the mods or the styles they favored
  2. (Informal) Of or relating to anything up-to-date, fashionable, stylish, etc., esp. clothes
  3. In or characteristic of this unconventionally modern style.
Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date:
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  1. Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date:
  2. Of or relating to recent times or the present:
  3. (Linguistics) Of, relating to, or being a living language or group of languages:
(Nonstandard) Alternative form of up to date.
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  1. (Nonstandard) Alternative form of up to date.
  2. Keeping up with what is most recent in style, taste, information, etc.
  3. (Before the noun) current; recent; the latest
Constituting or including the very latest information:
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  1. Constituting or including the very latest information:
  2. Modern, contemporary
A contemporary
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  1. A contemporary
  2. One of the same era or period; a contemporary.
(Printing) A style of typeface characterized by heavy down strokes contrasting with narrow cross strokes
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  1. (Printing) A style of typeface characterized by heavy down strokes contrasting with narrow cross strokes
  2. One who lives in modern times.
  3. A person having modern ideas, beliefs, standards, etc.

Synonym Study

  • Simultaneous implies occurrence at the same brief interval of time
  • Synchronous implies exact correspondence in time of occurrence or rate of movement
  • Coeval implies extension over the same period of time when a remote time or very long duration is involved
  • Contemporary and contemporaneous both mean existing or happening at the same period of time, contemporary (often applied to the present) referring more often to persons or their works, and contemporaneous, to events
Find another word for contemporary. In this page you can discover 55 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contemporary, like: contemporaneous, coincident, synchronous, coeval, simultaneous, coexistent, concurrent, co-occurring, synchronal, synchronic and coetaneous.