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Adjective: modern  mó-du(r)n
  1. Of or relating to recent times; relating to or using recent and up-to-date ideas, technology, fashion, etc.
    "their offices are in a modern skyscraper";
    - mod [informal], modernistic, neoteric
  2. Belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages
    "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
  3. Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
  4. Ahead of the times
    "the modern teaching methods";
    - advanced, forward-looking, innovative, forward-thinking
Noun: modern  mó-du(r)n
  1. A contemporary person
  2. A typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    - modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font
Adjective: Modern
  1. (linguistics) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development
    "Modern English";
    - New

Derived forms: moderns

See also: contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, contemporary, current, fashionable, hip [informal], late, modern-day, moderne, modernism, modernity, modernness, neo, new, nonclassical, progressive, redbrick [Brit], red-brick [Brit], stylish, ultramodern

Type of: individual, mortal, person, proportional font, somebody, someone, soul

Antonym: nonmodern, old style

Encyclopedia: Modern, Timișoara