Associations to the word «Modern»

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MODERN, adjective. Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.
MODERN, adjective. (history) Pertaining to the modern period (c.1800 to contemporary times), particularly in academic historiography.
MODERN, noun. Someone who lives in modern times.
MODERN ALGEBRA, noun. The branch of mathematics that deals with groups, monoids, fields, and like algebraic structures.
MODERN ANTIQUE, noun. A relatively modern object that is collected because of its enduring style or design
MODERN ART, noun. (arts) Any of very many genres of art from the late 19th to the mid 20th centuries.
MODERN DANCE, noun. (uncountable) A modern form of ballet that is more informal than classical ballet
MODERN ENGLISH, proper noun. The English language spoken since the great vowel shift, completed in roughly 1550.
MODERN FRENCH, proper noun. French spoken after the fifteenth century.
MODERN GREEK, proper noun. The Greek language as spoken since the 16th century
MODERN JAPANESE, proper noun. The modern stage of the Japanese language, usually dated from around 1600.
MODERN KOREAN, proper noun. The Korean language from the era of Japanese invasions of Korea up to the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty period.
MODERN PENTATHLON, noun. An athletics event, where athletes compete in épée fencing, shooting, freestyle swimming, show jumping and cross country.
MODERN PHYSICS, noun. As distinguished from classical physics, all physics discoveries made since approximately 1900.
MODERN PORTUGUESE, proper noun. The form of Portuguese spoken since the sixteenth century.
MODERN PRIMITIVE, noun. A person in a developed nation who engages in body modification rituals and practices while making reference or homage to the rite of passage practices in "primitive cultures".
MODERN STANDARD ARABIC, proper noun. The standard and literary variety of Arabic used in writing and in formal speech in the Arab world.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche