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1. often Moderne Of or relating to an architectural and decorative style popular from the 1930s to the 1940s and characterized by streamlined and curved surfaces, strong horizontal lines, and minimal surface ornament.
2. Striving to be modern in appearance or style but lacking taste or refinement; pretentious.

[French, modern, from Old French; see modern.]


(Architecture) chiefly US of or relating to the style of architecture and design, prevalent in Europe and the US in the late 1920s and 1930s, typified by the use of straight lines, tubular chromed steel frames, contrasting inlaid woods, etc. Compare Art Deco
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Adj.1.moderne - of or relating to a popularization of art deco that used bright colors and rectangular shapes
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
modern - belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
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Le dA@funt fut parmi les pionniers et les piliers de la chanson marocaine moderne.
Contract notice: Framework agreement to purchase orders for the realization of regulatory asbestos and diagnostics within the real estate heritage of habitation moderne.
beaucoup moins que] Le systeme de communication et d'information est devenu incontestablement le nerf de guerre moderne [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il clame.
Moderne Ventures, a Chicago-based venture capital firm focused on early stage investments, has closed its early stage venture investment fund with USD 33m in total commitments, the company said.
En effet, malgre les differentes abolitions et condamnations de l'esclavage depuis le milieu du XIXe siecle jusqu'a la Declaration des droits de l'Homme de 1948, on constate que depuis environ une vingtaine d'annees, un nombre croissant d'acteurs sociaux tels que des medias, des ONG, des associations locales ou internationales, ainsi que des gouvernements nationaux se sont joints aux institutions internationales que sont l'Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) et l'Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT) pour denoncer et lutter contre des cas dits d'esclavage moderne.
We visited a restaurant whose tagline is Filipino Moderne, and we must say it is doing well.
BEING a passionate supporter of buying, eating and shopping local, it was great to see Mark Greenaway open his new restaurant Bistro Moderne in the old Cafe Fish site in Stockbridge.
Salaheddine Mezouar a reaffirme, mardi, la volonte du Maroc d'accompagner les efforts de la Libye visant la preservation de sa stabilite et la reconstruction d'un Etat moderne.
Ce palais avait temoigne d'une multitude d'incidents politiques tout au long de l'histoire de l'Egypte moderne.
Cela etant, il serait anachronique d'affirmer que, par exemple, dans la lettre dite "du Voyant" Rimbaud n'est pas epris d'une certaine conceptualisation du moderne dans sa dimension politique.
Diese Theorie der Moderne synthetisiert seine vorangehenden Veroffentlichungen zu Schreber, Freud und Rosenzweig und seinen Austausch mit Vertretern der Ljubljana Lacan Schule und mit zeitgenossischen Theoretikern des "modernism" wie Jonathan Lear, J.
Tog het die tradisie gewys dat vertalings van sulke boeke 'n belangrike literere bron word en verantwoordelik is vir die invoer van nuwe idees in 'n moderne kultuur.