Modern

  • (adj): Used of a living language; being the current stage in its development.
    Example: "Modern English"
    Synonyms: New
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on modern:

History Of Palau - Pre-contact
... an outlier among the Austronesian languages, 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) ... continue to be passed through titled women and first daughters but there is also a modern patrilineal sentiment introduced by imperial Japan ...
Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Collections - Modern Art
... 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 ... depth, for a museum whose focus is not exclusively on modern art for example, the collection contains forty paintings by Paul Klee, spanning his entire career ...
Adamic Language - Modern - Latter-day Saints Movement
... 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 ...
History - Decline and Survival of Archery
... 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 ... 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 ...
Chinese Historiography - Schools - Modernism
... history sees Chinese society as a "traditional" society needing to become "modern", usually with the implicit assumption that Western society is the definition of modern society ... breaking the society from its static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... of "change within tradition" which argued that 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"
  • (noun): A typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes.
    Synonyms: modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font
  • (adj): Relating to a recently developed fashion or style.
    Example: "Their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
    Synonyms: mod, modernistic
  • (noun): A contemporary person.
  • (adj): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.

Famous quotes containing the word modern:

    Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being.... Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

    How little do the most wonderful inventions of modern times detain us. They insult nature. Every machine, or particular application, seems a slight outrage against universal laws.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church.... We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
    Stephen Bayley (b. 1951)