What is modern?

  • (adj): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on modern:

Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Collections - Modern Art
... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Chinese Historiography - Schools - Modernism
... view of Chinese history sees Chinese society as a "traditional" society needing to become "modern", usually with the implicit assumption that Western ... implicit justification for breaking the society from its static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... which argued that 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 ...
History Of Palau - Pre-contact
... the Austronesian languages, and so does not shed much light on the origins of the modern population ... it may derive from the Sunda Islands (modern Indonesia) ... and first daughters but there is also a modern patrilineal sentiment introduced by imperial Japan ...

More definitions of "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
  • (adj): Used of a living language; being the current stage in its development.
    Example: "Modern English"
    Synonyms: New
  • (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 contemporary person.
  • (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 notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art ... is merely romantic fiction.... The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

    So all that is said of the wise man by Stoic or Oriental or modern essayist, describes to each reader his own idea, describes his unattained but attainable self.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The modern nose, like the modern eye, has developed a sort of microscopic, intercellular intensity which makes our human contacts painful and revolting.
    Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980)