2

From dictionary.com

contemporary: happening, existing, living, or coming into being during the same period of time

I'm looking for something that means existing in the same place, but not necessarily in the same time.

"Neighboring" is close, but it seems to imply both spatial proximity and temporal overlap.

sample sentence.

Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are contemporary historical, while Charles de Gaulle and Joan of Arc are ______ historical figures.

8
2

You can use the word "compatriot" or "national" along with historical figures in your example.

http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/compatriot

Possibly would "dimensional", as a special alternative, or "geographic" be the meaning you are seeking?

2
  • This is a good answer, and fills in the bank pretty well. But I was hoping for a more general term. One that would work even if the two people didn't necessarily share a nation, but a any arbitrary place (which makes me think I should edit my sentence). – colorlace Apr 20 '18 at 19:44
  • Thank you for the comment. In that case, I would offer "dimensional" as a special alternative, or "geographic" depending on the flavor of meaning you are seeking. – user22542 Apr 20 '18 at 20:10
1

The aequivalent construction would be something like collocational (Latin) "of the same place" or syntopical (Greek) "(same)". But I think the other answer's compatriot is preferable if indeed it is about the same country or perhaps city.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.