1 of the time, contemporaneous, coeval, coexistent, concurrent, concomitant, parallel, synchronous, synchronic, coincidental, coetaneous:
We examined some of the documents contemporary with his reign.
2 modern, current, present-day, new, up to date, stylish, fashionable, modish, à la mode, latest, in; novel, newfangled, Colloq trendy:
She always keeps up with contemporary fads in dress and make-up. I find much of the contemporary metal-and-glass architecture rather boring.
1 belonging to the same time as sb/sth else
She used only strictly contemporary documents to research the book.
| almost, nearly | broadly, roughly
a period broadly contemporary with the Shang dynasty
a composer contemporary with Beethoven
His work is very contemporary.
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