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Dictionary definition for: Contemporary

1. (n) a person of nearly the same age as another

2. (s) characteristic of the present; "contemporary trends in design" "the role of computers in modern-day medicine"

3. (s) belonging to the present time; "contemporary leaders"

4. (s) occurring in the same period of time; "a rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation" "the composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart"

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