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mo·der·ni·ty

 (mŏ-dûr′nĭ-tē, mō-)
n. pl. mo·der·ni·ties
The state or quality of being modern: "Warriors of the ... tribe, imposing symbols of a nomadic culture ... are caught between tradition and modernity" (Sheila Rule).

modernity

(mɒˈdɜːnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or state of being modern
2. something modern

mo•der•ni•ty

(mɒˈdɜr nɪ ti, moʊ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being modern.
2. something modern.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modernity - the quality of being current or of the presentmodernity - the quality of being current or of the present; "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village"
currentness, up-to-dateness, currency - the property of belonging to the present time; "the currency of a slang term"

modernity

noun novelty, currency, innovation, freshness, newness, contemporaneity, recentness an office block that astonished the city with its modernity
Translations
عَصْرِيَّه
modernost
modernitet
korszerûség
nÿtískuleiki; nútímaviîhorf
çağdaşlıkmodernlik

modernity

[mɒˈdɜːnɪtɪ] Nmodernidad f

modernity

[mɒˈdɜːrnɪti] nmodernité f

modernity

nModernität f

modernity

[mɒˈdɜːnɪtɪ] nmodernità f inv

modern

(ˈmodən) adjective
belonging to the present or to recent times; not old or ancient. modern furniture/clothes.
moˈdernity (-ˈdəː-) noun
ˈmodernness noun
ˈmodernize, ˈmodernise verb
to bring up to date. We should modernize the education system.
ˌmoderniˈzation, ˌmoderniˈsation noun
modern language
a language spoken nowadays (as opposed to ancient Greek, Latin etc).
References in periodicals archive ?
German Modernities From Wilhelm to Weimar: A Contest of Futures
It tackles the definitions of "modernity" and "religion," and the "formation of the modern subject" Rather than looking at modernity as a single phenomenon, it proposes regarding it as a series of "multiple" or "successive" modernities, each with characteristic features that have produced certain "technologies of domination" and "technologies of the self.
Modernity also tends to proliferate even among its critics with alternative modernities, colonial modernity, Japanese modernity, Indian modernity, etc.
Whereas Pratt's study of the contact zone in travel literature focuses on the representation of colonial subjects and the literary justification of Imperial power relations, the clash and interaction represented in the travel narratives radiates from the conflict between two modernities.
Rather than simply a history of anarchism in Japan, this "anarchist history" views developments in terms of multiple modernities without teleological and hierarchical ordering, including the development of a distinct modernist temporality structured in terms of anarchist progress and civilization that coexisted with and simultaneously countered the temporality of Western modernity.
In their book-length treatment of the concept of modernities, Kajsa Ekholm Friedman and Jonathan Friedman (2008:5) highlight the same problems with the analytical concept of modernity that Mimica discusses.
Indeed, we tend to speak now not of one, but of many modernities, whose overarching characteristics are the subject of much debate.
Stark argues that the contemporary networks reflect alternative modernities because they embody non-Western governance styles and cultural underpinnings.
The circle is now being broken by postulates of alternative modernities, multiple modernities, Eurasian modernity, shared modernities, lost modernities and several other versions.
With regard to the concept of the thematic issue, namely modernities and the "third world," we postulate that the use of the designation of "third world" is with a specific connotation as over the last twenty years several sets of labels have been used to gesture towards the legacies of colonialism.
The first is Armando Salvatore's "Tradition and Modernity within Islamic Civilisation and the West," in which the author discusses how Islam's transnational civilizational response to modernity fits within the tradition of multiple modernities.
SCIENCES FROM BELOW: Feminisms, Postcolonialities, and Modernities by Sandra Harding.