Modern

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on modern:

History Of Palau - Pre-contact
... and so does not shed much light on the origins of the modern population ... are some indications that it may derive from the Sunda Islands (modern Indonesia) ... through titled women and first daughters but there is also a modern patrilineal sentiment introduced by imperial Japan ...
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 ... 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 ...
Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Collections - Modern Art
... 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 ...
Chinese Historiography - Schools - Modernism
... Chinese 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 ... justification for breaking the society from its static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... notion of "change within tradition" which argued that although China did change in the pre-modern period but that this change existed within certain ...

More definitions of "modern":

  • (noun): A contemporary person.
  • (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): Relating to a recently developed fashion or style.
    Example: "Their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
    Synonyms: mod, modernistic
  • (adj): Used of a living language; being the current stage in its development.
    Example: "Modern English"
    Synonyms: New
  • (adj): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.

Famous quotes containing the word modern:

    The Oriental philosophy approaches easily loftier themes than the modern aspires to; and no wonder if it sometimes prattle about them. It only assigns their due rank respectively to Action and Contemplation, or rather does full justice to the latter. Western philosophers have not conceived of the significance of Contemplation in their sense.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.
    Robert Motherwell (1915–1991)

    The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has streched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)