Joe's Cafe, 24/7 pit stop for ESL learners and teachers | August 2009
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Current versus contemporary
These two words are very similar some of the time, but can also be very different.
current is an adjective that means “belonging to the present time, happening now”, for example:
It also means “in common or general use”:
contemporary is an adjective that means “living or occurring at the same time”:
It also has a meaning similar to “current” (belonging to the present time) but is used in different contexts:
contemporary is also a noun that means “a person or thing living or existing at the same time as another”:
Joe | Sunday, August 30th, 2009 | Filed under Vocabulary
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