What is another word for contemporaneity?

Pronunciation: [kəntˌɛmpɔːɹˈe͡ɪnɪti] (IPA)

Contemporaneity refers to the quality or state of being contemporary, that is, existing in the same time period. There are several synonyms for the word, including contemporaneousness, coetaneousness, simultaneity, synchronicity, and concomitance. Contemporaneousness and coetaneousness both refer specifically to things that exist in the same time period. Simultaneity and synchronicity both imply a sense of things happening at the same time, with synchronicity specifically implying a sense of meaningful coincidence. Concomitance refers to things that occur or exist together, often with an implied causality. All of these words share a sense of being connected to the present moment and its surrounding cultural and historical context.

What are the hypernyms for Contemporaneity?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Contemporaneity?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Contemporaneity

Yet I think it must be a dull and churlish nature which would wish to refuse the gentle contemporaneity offered by the unaging antiquity at Hampton Court.
"London Films"
W.D. Howells
When we find contemporaneity alleged on the strength of a community no greater than that which sometimes exists between strata of widely-different ages in the same country, it seems as though the above-quoted caution had been forgotten.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I"
Herbert Spencer
Even supposing, however, that districts some hundreds of miles apart, furnished groups of strata which completely agreed in their order of superposition, their mineral characters, and their fossils, we should still have inadequate proof of contemporaneity.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I"
Herbert Spencer

Famous quotes with Contemporaneity

  • The historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presenceThis historical sense, which is a sense of the timeless as well as of the temporal and of the timeless and of the temporal together, is what makes a writer traditional. And it is at the same time what makes a writer most acutely conscious of his place in time, of his contemporaneity.
    T. S. Eliot

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