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"
    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 ... However, there are some indications that it may derive from the Sunda Islands (modern Indonesia) ... lands continue to be passed 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
... 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 ... 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 ...
Chinese Historiography - Schools - Modernism
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "modern":

  • (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
  • (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): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.
  • (noun): A contemporary person.

Famous quotes containing the word modern:

    The modern city hardly knows pure darkness or pure silence anymore, nor does it know the effect of a single small light or that of a lonely distant shout.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)

    Not “Seeing is Believing” you ninny, but “Believing is Seeing.” For modern art has become completely literary: the paintings and other works exist only to illustrate the text.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)