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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 ?
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.
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.
The last note of modernity was supplied by the telephone wire attached to the roof of the lifeboat shelter.
Yet Trials of Arab Modernity is not really about al-nahdah itself.
America's Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia
The ground that this volume covers is not wholly original, but the insertion of Canada into debates about consumption and modernity is a welcome development.
Dr Rima Sabban Assistant Professor of Sociology at Zayed University who conducted research on the influence of modernity on the traditional values in GCC communities said countries that are growing faster have higher concerns about losing their traditions.
My object of study here is the privileged perspective provided by the genre of the travel narrative in Hispanic modernism, a genre which recounts the author's observations between bourgeois modernity and aesthetic modernity.
Housed in the Arsenale, Acquiring Modernity is Kuwait's second participation after Kethra, which debuted at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in 2012.
This perspective is enabled by examining Japanese and Russian non-state intellectual relations (which prominently involved such major figures as Saigo Takamori, Lev Tolstoy, Peter Kropotkin, Kotoku Shusui, Arishima Takeo, Futabei Shimei, Vasilii Eroshenko, and Tokutomi Roka), challenging Western modernity as the master narrative for international history involving modern Japan and substituting an "anarchist history" of modern Japan.