Some articles on modern:
... With some 13,000 artworks, primarily by European and American artists, the modern art collection occupies 60,000 square feet (6,000 m2), of gallery space and contains many iconic modern works ... are represented in remarkable depth, for a museum whose focus is not exclusively on modern art for example, the collection contains forty paintings ...
... and so does not shed much light on the origins of the modern population ... there are some indications that it may derive from the Sunda Islands (modern Indonesia) ... Clan lands continue to be passed through titled women and first daughters but there is also a modern patrilineal sentiment introduced by imperial Japan ...
... The revival of modern primitive archery may be traced to Ishi, who came out of hiding in California in 1911 Ishi was the last of the Yahi Indian tribe ... They led the commercial development of new forms of bow including the modern recurve and compound bow ... These modern forms are now dominant in modern Western archery traditional bows are in a minority ...
... Some other early Latter-day Saint leaders, including Brigham Young, Orson Pratt and Elizabeth Ann Whitney claimed to have received several words in the Adamic language in revelations ... Some Latter-day Saints believe that the Adamic language is the "pure language" spoken of by Zephaniah and that it will be restored as the universal language of humankind at the end of the world ...
... Chinese history sees Chinese society as a "traditional" society needing to become "modern", usually with the implicit assumption that Western society is the definition ... breaking the society from its static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... although China did change in the pre-modern period but that this change existed within certain cultural traditions ...
More definitions of "modern":
- (adj): Belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages.
Example: "Modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
- (adj): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.
- (adj): Used of a living language; being the current stage in its development.
Example: "Modern English"
- (adj): Relating to a recently developed fashion or style.
Example: "Their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
Synonyms: mod, modernistic
- (noun): A contemporary person.
Famous quotes containing the word modern:
“It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)
“No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.”
—Ellen Glasgow (18741945)
“However far modern science and technics have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible.”
—Lewis Mumford (18951990)