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Noun: modernism  'mó-du(r),ni-zum
  1. Genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
  2. The quality of being current or of the present
    "a shopping mall would instil a spirit of modernism into this village";
    - modernity, modernness, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness
  3. Practices typical of contemporary life or thought

Derived forms: modernisms

See also: modern

Type of: currency, currentness, genre, pattern, practice, up-to-dateness

Encyclopedia: Modernism