[ kuhn-tem-puh-rer-ee ]
Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Mid-17th century; from the medieval Latin contemporaries, from con- "together with" + tempus, tempor- "time;" on the pattern of the Latin contemporaneous and late Latin contemporalis
adjectiveof the present time; modern
adjectiveA) The straight-edged style of the interior design of the home made it look very contemporary. B) She was not pleased with contemporary dating culture; she wanted an old-fashioned courtship.