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Modern Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Modern Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    modern adj
  1. belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric" [ant: nonmodern]
  2. relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs"; [syn: mod, modernistic]
  3. characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
  4. ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?" [syn: advanced, forward-looking, innovative]
  5. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew" [syn: New] n
  6. a contemporary person
  7. a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes [syn: modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font] [ant: old style]
Modern Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Modern \Mod"ern\, n. A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient. --Pope.
Modern Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Modern \Mod"ern\, a. [F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just now. See Mode.]
  1. Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors; modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice. --Bacon.
  2. New and common; trite; commonplace. [Obs.] We have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. --Shak. Modern English. See the Note under English.

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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 is marked by a rejection of tradition, and an interest in new ways of doing old things. Also, there was a belief that the application of science and technology could change the world for the better. The changes 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.

Art is where people can find Modernism. Modern art is what replaced classical art. It included Abstract art, Cubism, Pop art, Minimalism, and Dadaism. It affected sculpture quite strongly, though at the beginning sculptors like Rodin and Epstein made both traditional and modernist works. Henry Moore is one of the most famous modernist sculptors.

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* 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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