What is contemporary?

  • (noun): A person of nearly the same age as another.
    Synonyms: coeval
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on contemporary:

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 resort at the Walt Disney ...
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 ... part in spiritual ceremonies, cultural events and historic and contemporary political functions ...
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 ... 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 ...
John Tchicai - Discography - As Sideman
... Records) 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "contemporary":

  • (adj): Occurring in the same period of time.
    Example: "The composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart"
    Synonyms: contemporaneous
  • (adj): Characteristic of the present.
    Example: "Contemporary trends in design"
    Synonyms: modern-day
  • (adj): Belonging to the present time.
    Example: "Contemporary leaders"
    Synonyms: present-day

Famous quotes containing the word contemporary:

    The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn’t make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    The shift from the perception of the child as innocent to the perception of the child as competent has greatly increased the demands on contemporary children for maturity, for participating in competitive sports, for early academic achievement, and for protecting themselves against adults who might do them harm. While children might be able to cope with any one of those demands taken singly, taken together they often exceed children’s adaptive capacity.
    David Elkind (20th century)

    Men are so charmed with valor that they have pleased themselves with being called lions, leopards, eagles and dragons, from the animals contemporary with us in the geologic formations.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)