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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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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.
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.
MUSEE D'ART MODERNE DE SAINT-ETIENNE * May 14--August 21 * Curated by Lorand Hegyi * When Dennis Oppenheim died in January at the age of seventy-two, he was working on a light-based installation to be projected onto the facade of the Musee d'Art Moderne as the coup de theatre crowning his forthcoming retrospective.
On Tuesday, February 1 at 18:15, outside the front door of the Condomerie in the Warmoesstraat, 2000 'little blue helmets' condoms will be officially handed over to Ben Gneba, founder of Sape Moderne as well as contact person for Laurent Gbagbo in the Netherlands.
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Il s'agit notamment des aspects qui caracterisent la societe moderne de la deuxieme moitie du XIXeme siecle et le debut du XX-siecle.