modern

modern
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1) ADJ: ADJ n Modern means relating to the present time, for example the present decade or present century.

We had a long talk about the problem of materialism in modern society.

...the risks facing every modern marriage...

It's the sort of thing that would be very difficult to prove in any modern court of law.

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2) ADJ-GRADED Something that is modern is new and involves the latest ideas or equipment.

Modern technology has opened our eyes to many things...

In many ways, it was a very modern school for its time...

As China's economy prospered, it was bound to want a modern army.

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modernity [[t]mɒdɜ͟ː(r)nɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

...an office block that astonished the city with its modernity.

3) ADJ-GRADED People are sometimes described as modern when they have opinions or ways of behaviour that have not yet been accepted by most people in a society.

They were very modern Tories in almost every sense...

She is very modern in outlook.

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4) ADJ: ADJ n Modern is used to describe styles of art, dance, music, and architecture that have developed in recent times, in contrast to classical styles.

She'd been a professional dancer with a modern dance company in New York.

...the Museum of Modern Art.

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N-COUNT: usu pl
The moderns are artists who follow modern styles.

I don't have much time for the moderns. Chaucer's my favourite.


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