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Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:07:45 AM

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Not quizzing but desperately need to know:

Is there a single word, the opposite of contemporary (coeval)?
As in living at different times.

"...hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour"
thar
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 3:26:07 AM

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Well, there is noncontemporary, or noncontemporaneous! Whistle


Quote:
noncontemporary in British
adjective
not contemporary


I think you know this, but for others 'contemporary' on its own means modern - with the times now.
Something can be contemporary with something - or the noun 'a contemporary of someone' is someone who was there at the same time as someone else.
But two events happening at the same time are contemporaneous, not contemporary.

If events occur at different times, when you would expect them to be at the same time, they are asynchronous. But more often used for machinery, or events in geological history!
Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:48:32 AM

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thar wrote:
Well, there is noncontemporary, or noncontemporaneous! Whistle


Quote:
noncontemporary in British
adjective
not contemporary


I think you know this, but for others 'contemporary' on its own means modern - with the times now.
Something can be contemporary with something - or the noun 'a contemporary of someone' is someone who was there at the same time as someone else.
But two events happening at the same time are contemporaneous, not contemporary.

If events occur at different times, when you would expect them to be at the same time, they are asynchronous. But more often used for machinery, or events in geological history!



Thanks Thar
Those words with non, somehow seemed inelegantThink
I was writing a blog where i needed to say that Walter Raleigh and John Donne were contemporaries but John Milton was not their contemporary.


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