Word family noun contemporary adjective contemporary adverb contemporarily
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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contemporarycon‧tem‧po‧ra‧ry1 /kənˈtempərəri, -pəri $ -pəreri/ ●●○ AWL adjective 1 ANOWbelonging to the present time SYN moderncontemporary music/art/dance etc an exhibition of contemporary Japanese prints life in contemporary Britain2 TIME/AT THE SAME TIMEhappening or done in the same period of timecontemporary with The wall hangings are thought to be roughly contemporary with the tiled floors.COLLOCATIONScontemporary + NOUNcontemporary art/music/danceEach year there is a contemporary music festival in November.contemporary artists/writersPaintings by contemporary artists covered the walls.contemporary societyWhat is the role of television in contemporary society?the contemporary worldThe environment is a major issue in the contemporary world.contemporary lifethe complexity of contemporary lifecontemporary Britain/America etcThe book moves from the late 19th century to contemporary America.contemporary culture/science etcScience is an important part of contemporary culture.contemporary issues (=subjects or problems that a lot of people are talking about)contemporary issues such as transport and pollution
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contemporaryThe cafe's decor is clean and contemporary.Since its opening in 1978 the gallery has been seen as the main centre for contemporary art in the city.It was strongly influenced by the contemporary art movement known as Constructivism, which was being energetically pursued.I'm not very impressed by the works of many contemporary artists.Contemporary Indian cinema has its roots in folk culture.Composers like Philip Glass have made contemporary music more popular.Thus, contemporary ontological debates relating to the photograph are divergent.It is arguably the greatest source of violence and death in the contemporary political world.The methods available are constantly increasing in number and their utility is greater as the complexity of contemporary processes is revealed.the declining importance of religion in contemporary societiesTo put the same observation in more contemporary terms, families learn about what marriage means from their experience of marriage.This latter was especially troublesome because the contemporary theory dismissed it as self-correcting.contemporary music/art/dance etcIts street entrance was transformed into a gallery designed to display contemporary art.One characteristic of contemporary art history has been its extensive use of non-art-historical texts.What is your opinion of the current state of contemporary art, in this country and internationally?There was a lot of contemporary art on the walls, not exactly her taste but not overly crude and jarring.Mass Media: As of yet, there is no national contemporary music paper in the Soviet Union.With contemporary art, there is not always a right or wrong answer.Particularly if it means introducing contemporary music to Angelenos.
contemporarycontemporary2 ●●○ AWL noun (plural contemporaries) [countable] TIME/AT THE SAME TIMEsomeone who lived or was in a particular place at the same time as someone elsesomebody’s contemporaries Oswald was much admired by his contemporaries at the Academy.
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contemporaryThis, they suggest, can be seen in the Tagar culture, a contemporary of the Pazyryk tombs.The following portrait sketches by contemporaries are, there-fore, of special interest.Atkins is still working, long after many of his contemporaries have retired.To most of his contemporaries Blake was a nutter or simply inept.The problem was considered particularly vexing because, as the research of contemporaries showed, it affected middle class women most.More than almost any of her predecessors or contemporaries, Pires underlines this generic relationship.The music, by Brecht's contemporaries Weill and Eisler, adds atmosphere and reinforces the strong protest against tyranny and persecution.But this was not clear to contemporaries.
Origin contemporary1 (1600-1700) Medieval Latin contemporarius, from Latin com- (COM-) + tempus time