What is modern?

Some articles on modern:

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 ... are represented in remarkable depth, for a museum whose focus is not exclusively on modern art for example, the collection contains forty paintings by Paul ...
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 ...
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
... of 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 ... for breaking the society from its static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... tradition" which argued that although China did change in the pre-modern period but that this change existed within certain cultural traditions ...
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 ... titled women and first daughters but there is also a modern patrilineal sentiment introduced by imperial Japan ...

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

Famous quotes containing the word modern:

    The modern picture of The Artist began to form: The poor, but free spirit, plebeian but aspiring only to be classless, to cut himself forever free from the bonds of the greedy bourgeoisie, to be whatever the fat burghers feared most, to cross the line wherever they drew it, to look at the world in a way they couldn’t see, to be high, live low, stay young forever—in short, to be the bohemian.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

    The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa—slightly off balance.
    Prince Charles (b. 1948)

    Amplification is the vice of modern oratory. It is an insult to an assembly of reasonable men, disgusting and revolting instead of persuading. Speeches measured by the hour, die by the hour.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)