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Some articles on modern:

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 ...
Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Collections - Modern Art
... 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 ... 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
... 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 ... 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
... 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) ... 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 ... 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 ...

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): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.
  • (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): 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 great British Library—an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or “pure English, undefiled” wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.
    Washington Irving (1783–1859)

    All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the state.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    Miss Nancy Ellicott smoked
    And danced all the modern dances;
    And her aunts were not quite sure how they felt about it,
    But they knew that it was modern.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)