What is contemporary?

  • (adj): Characteristic of the present.
    Example: "Contemporary trends in design"
    Synonyms: modern-day
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on contemporary:

Canosa Di Puglia - History - Contemporary
... palaces ... Virtually unscathed by the World War I, the town suffered the effects of the 1930 Irpinia earthquake (79 years later the reconstruction of part of the Cathedral of San Sabino and many buildings continues) and thus had enormous damage ...
John Tchicai - Discography - As Sideman
... Reunion (2000, DIW Records) Old Stuff (2010, Cuneiform) WIth New York Contemporary Five Consequences (Fontana, 1963) Rufus (Fontana, 1963) New York Contemporary Five Vol. 1 (Sonet, 1963) New York Contemporary Five Vol. 2 (Sonet, 1963) Bill Dixon 7-tette/Archie Shepp and the New York Contemporary Five (Savoy, 1964) One side of LP ...
Music Of Madagascar - Contemporary Music
... Contemporary music comprises modern-day compositions that have their roots in traditional musical styles and have been created for entertainment purposes, typically with the ... As contemporary artists adapt their musical heritage to today's market, they manage to preserve the melodic, chordophone-dominated sound that distinguishes traditional Malagasy music from the more percussion-heavy ...
Disney's Contemporary Resort
... Disney's Contemporary Resort, originally to be named Tempo Bay Hotel, formerly the Contemporary Resort Hotel, and informally known as The Contemporary, is a deluxe ...
Music Of Madagascar
... Malagasy music can be roughly divided into three categories traditional, contemporary and popular music ... Contemporary Malagasy musical styles such as the salegy or tsapika have evolved from traditional styles modernized by the incorporation of electric guitar, bass ... key part in spiritual ceremonies, cultural events and historic and contemporary political functions ...

More definitions of "contemporary":

  • (noun): A person of nearly the same age as another.
    Synonyms: coeval
  • (adj): Occurring in the same period of time.
    Example: "The composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart"
    Synonyms: contemporaneous
  • (adj): Belonging to the present time.
    Example: "Contemporary leaders"
    Synonyms: present-day

Famous quotes containing the word contemporary:

    The attraction of horror is a mental, or even an intellectual, excitement, but the fascination of the repulsive, so noticeable in contemporary writing, can spring openly from some rotted substance within our civilization ...
    Ellen Glasgow (1873–1945)

    A sort of war of revenge on the intellect is what, for some reason, thrives in the contemporary social atmosphere.
    Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957)

    Generally there is no consistent evidence of significant differences in school achievement between children of working and nonworking mothers, but differences that do appear are often related to maternal satisfaction with her chosen role, and the quality of substitute care.
    Ruth E. Zambrana, U.S. researcher, M. Hurst, and R.L. Hite. “The Working Mother in Contemporary Perspectives: A Review of Literature,” Pediatrics (December 1979)