contemporaneous contemporaneous  /kən ˌtɛm pə ˈreɪ ni əs/


  1. (adj) occurring in the same period of time
  2. (adj) of the same period


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  1. The Fire Brigade acted with promptness and there is contemporaneous video to prove that the fire engines arrived even before the police arrived.
  2. As per contemporaneous evidence, the ship had sent out distress signals before she stopped sending communications altogether.



  1. "Our contemporaneous records from September 2002 indicate that CIA officers briefed truthfully on the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, describing 'the enhanced techniques that had been employed,'" Panetta said.
    on May 15, 2009 By: Leon Panetta Source: Bloomberg

  2. Cheney's notes on the margins of Wilson's opinion column in The New York Times on July 6, 2003, reflect "the contemporaneous reaction of the vice-president", Fitzgerald said in the court filing late Friday.
    on May 14, 2006 By: Patrick Fitzgerald Source: Jamaica Observer

  3. "The contemporaneous inclusion of such a large number of martyrs to the list of the Blessed," said the Pope, "shows that the supreme witness of blood is not an exception reserved only to a few individuals, but is a realistic possibility for...
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source:

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