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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 classic literature ?
The last note of modernity was supplied by the telephone wire attached to the roof of the lifeboat shelter.
Here and there it sprouts out into modernity, but at heart it is still unspoiled; it is full of curious relics, and haloed by the romance of many legends of the past.
Easiest of all things is it for him to forget his modernity and slip back across time to the howling ages.
Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment universal, and dandyism, which, in its own way, is an attempt to assert the absolute modernity of beauty, had, of course, their fascination for him.
Instead of which, Egypt, India, and the subject countries generally had produced new generations in a state of passionate indignation and the utmost energy, activity and modernity.
The studies here explore how concepts of modernity gradually diminished her from a major force to a minor factor, and eventually a figure of the past.
7 -- In the light of BJP becoming the dominant party one is constrained to ask the questions, "Has the western modernity project affected India in the last 70 years of Independence"?
Broadcasting Modernity tells the story of this acquisition and the first decade of use, as government officials, producers, and advertisers struggled to define and control the increasingly popular medium.
Still, scathing social and political criticism remained a hallmark of the cultural modernity they championed, and its foils were the "incurable stupidity of the upper classes" and the "helpless philistinism of the bourgeoisie" (7).
Southeast Asia Energy Transitions: Between Modernity and Sustainability.
Gender and Modernity in Spanish Literature, 1789-1920.
Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time