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Modern Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
  • a contemporary person
  • characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
  • used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
  • relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";
  • belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
  • ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a contemporary person ,
  • a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes

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Modern Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Modernism was a cultural movement in the first part of the 20th century. It occurred in art, literature, music, architecture and drama.

Modernism rejected tradition. It was interested in new ways of doing old things. Also, there was a belief that science and technology could change the world for the better. Modernism began in the late 19th century and carried on until about 1950. The details differ greatly, and the term covers some movements which are somewhat contradictory.



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'Modern' example sentence in quotations


* People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. - Vince Lombardi

* The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is. - James Barrie

* Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who cannot remember where they left things. - Woody Allen


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  • Modern Family’ Canceled? Actor Eric Stonestreet Plays Halloween Prank On Twitter
    The cast of ABC's sitcom "Modern Family" at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California in August. Read more on this news related to 'Modern'
  • Art agenda: 'Modern Times' at the Rijksmusem, El Greco at the Met
    The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, selects 400 historic images from its collection of over 20,000 20th century photographs, the New York Met prepares a nine-painting retrospective on Spanish Renaissance artist El Greco, and the De Young in San Francisco accommodates the Keith Haring show "A Political Line." Read more on this news related to 'Modern'

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