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Definition of Modern

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contemporary individual; current times; new and up-to-date fashion
advanced, new, contemporary, current; of or pertaining to present time
Modern Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms
Also called "modernist." In the context of a postmodern  vocabulary, the "modern" does not mean "contemporary."  In fact, the "modern" or "modernism" is seen as out-of-date. The "modern" is understood to have emerged during the 18th century Enlightenmentwhen philosphers were challenging superstitions (which often included religion) of premodern beliefs.  They replaced faith in superstition with faith that science and objectivity could build us a better world.  Moderns prefer objective and factual language.  "Modern" therapies (as postmoderns use the term) are therapies that pretend to be scientific when they are not by using scientific sounding terms are methods.
Modern Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient.
  
(a.)
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.
  
(a.)
New and common; trite; commonplace.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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modern
\mod"ern\, n. a person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient.
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.
2. new and common; trite; commonplace. [obs.] we have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless.
modern
english. see the note under english.
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. (linguistics) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "modern english"; "new hebrew is israeli hebrew" [syn: modern, new]
n 1: a contemporary person 2: 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]




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Shakespeare Words
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WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
(synonym) New
(similar) late
(classification) linguistics

Noun
1. a contemporary person
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
2. a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
(synonym) modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font
(antonym) old style, old style font
(hypernym) proportional font

Adjective
1. belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
(antonym) nonmodern
(similar) contemporary, modern-day
(see-also) current
(attribute) modernity, modernness, modernism, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness
2. relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";
(synonym) mod, modernistic
(similar) fashionable, stylish
3. characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
(similar) nonclassical
4. ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"
(synonym) advanced, forward-looking, innovative
(similar) progressive
Modern Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
MODERN MFG SERVICES INC
Exchange: OTCBB
Not Available
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Exchange: Nasdaq
Operates broadcast television stations in scandinavia; And operates radio stations.
Modern Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of technology
Modern Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Desktop Publishing Glossary
Refers to type styles introduced towards the end of the 19th century. Times roman is a good example of modern type.
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Modern Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Modern generally denotes something that is "up-to-date", "new", or contemporary.

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Modern Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
iyi-, iyik
Modern Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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With both hands held palm up before the body, the right hand sweeps in an arc into the left, and continues up a bit.