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  1. mod·ern
    IPA[ˈmädərn]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. a person who advocates or practices a departure from traditional styles or values.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: modern, plural noun: moderns

    • adjective

      relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past:

      characterized by or using the most up-to-date techniques, ideas, or equipment:

    • noun

      a person who advocates or practises a departure from traditional styles or values:
    • noun

      a free, expressive style of dancing started in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet. In recent years it has included elements not usually associated with dance, such as speech and film.
    • noun

      the English language as it has been since about 1500.
    • plural

      (at Oxford University) the school of philosophy, politics, and economics.
    • noun

      jazz as developed in the 1940s and 1950s, especially bebop and the related music that followed it.
    • noun

      Latin as developed since 1500, used especially in scientific terminology.
    • noun

      a living or modern-day language as a subject of study, as contrasted with classical Latin and Greek:
    • noun

      history up to the present day, from some arbitrary point taken to represent the end of the Middle Ages. In some contexts it may be contrasted with “ancient” rather than “medieval” history, and start, e.g., from the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
    • plural

      (at Oxford University) the school of philosophy, politics, and economics.
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