contemporaneous

adjective /kənˌtɛmpəˈreɪniəs,ˌkɒntɛmpəˈreɪniəs,kənˌtɛmpəˈreɪniəs/
Existing or created in the same period of time.

The Network Control Program (NCP) provided the middle layers of the protocol stack running on host computers of the ARPANET, the predecessor to the modern Internet. Although sometimes the abbreviation NCP is mistakenly expanded to Network Control Protocol, this term is not found in the contemporaneous documentation.


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  • contemporaneous — I adjective coeval, coexistent, coexisting, coincident, coinciding, coinstantaneous, concomitant, concurrent, concurring, contemporary, correspondent, corresponding, quod eodem tempore est, simultaneous, synchronal, synchronistic, synchronous… …   Law dictionary

  • Contemporaneous — Con*tem po*ra ne*ous, a. [L. contemporaneus; con + tempus time. See {Temporal}, and cf. {Contemporaneous}.] Living, existing, or occurring at the same time; contemporary. [1913 Webster] The great age of Jewish philosophy, that of Aben Esra,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contemporaneous — 1650s, from L.L. contemporaneus contemporary, from the same source as CONTEMPORARY (Cf. contemporary) but with a form after L.L. temporaneous timely. Related: Contemporaneously; contemporaneity …   Etymology dictionary

  • contemporaneous — *contemporary, coeval, coetaneous, synchronous, simultaneous, coincident, concomitant, concurrent Contrasted words: *preceding, antecedent, previous, prior, foregoing: following, ensuing, succeeding (see FOLLOW) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contemporaneous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing at or occurring in the same period of time. DERIVATIVES contemporaneity noun contemporaneously adverb contemporaneousness noun. ORIGIN Latin, from tempus time …   English terms dictionary

  • contemporaneous — [kən tem΄pə rā′nē əs] adj. [L contemporaneus < com , with + tempus: see CONTEMPORARY] existing or happening in the same period of time SYN. CONTEMPORARY contemporaneity [kən tem΄pə rə nē′ə tē; ] also [ kən tem΄pə rənā′ə tē] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • contemporaneous — contemporary, contemporaneous 1. Contemporary has two main meanings: (1) ‘living or occurring at the same time’, both as an adjective (often followed by with) and as a noun (often followed by of): • Austen Layard, a contemporary of Wallace who… …   Modern English usage

  • contemporaneous — con|tem|po|ra|ne|ous [ kən,tempə reıniəs ] adjective FORMAL happening or existing during the same period of time: There are several contemporaneous accounts of the meeting. contemporaneous with: His work is contemporaneous with the beginnings of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • contemporaneous — UK [kənˌtempəˈreɪnɪəs] / US adjective formal happening or existing during the same period of time There are several contemporaneous accounts of the meeting. contemporaneous with: His work is contemporaneous with the beginnings of the Pop Art… …   English dictionary

  • contemporaneous — adj. (formal) contemporaneous with * * * [kənˌtempə reɪnɪəs] (formal) contemporaneous with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • contemporaneous — con|tem|po|ra|ne|ous [kənˌtempəˈreıniəs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: contemporaneus, from com ( COM ) + tempus time ] formal happening or done in the same period of time = ↑contemporary contemporaneous with ▪ Built in the 13th century …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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