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a. Modern thought, character, or practice.
b. Sympathy with or conformity to modern ideas, practices, or standards.
2. A peculiarity of usage or style, as of a word or phrase, that is characteristic of modern times.
3. often Modernism The deliberate departure from tradition and the use of innovative forms of expression that distinguish many styles in the arts and literature of the 1900s.
4. often Modernism A Roman Catholic movement, officially condemned in 1907, that attempted to examine traditional belief according to contemporary philosophy, criticism, and historiography.
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1. modern tendencies, characteristics, thoughts, etc, or the support of these
2. something typical of contemporary life or thought
3. (Art Movements) a 20th-century divergence in the arts from previous traditions, esp in architecture. See International Style
4. (Architecture) a 20th-century divergence in the arts from previous traditions, esp in architecture. See International Style
5. (Roman Catholic Church) (capital) RC Church the movement at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries that sought to adapt doctrine to the supposed requirements of modern thought
ˈmodernist n, adj
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mod•ern•ism(ˈmɒd ərˌnɪz əm)
1. modern character, tendencies, or values.
2. a modern usage or characteristic.
a. the movement in Roman Catholic thought that interpreted the teachings of the Church in the light of modern philosophic and scientific thought.
b. the liberal theological tendency in 20th-century Protestantism.
4. (sometimes cap.) estrangement or divergence from the past in the arts and literature occurring esp. in the course of the 20th century and taking form in any of various innovative movements and styles.
mod′ern•ist, n., adj.
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a mode of expression or practice characteristic of modern times. — modernist, n. — modernistic, adj.See also: Art
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|Noun||1.||modernism - genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres|
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
|2.||modernism - the quality of being current or of the present; "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village"|
|3.||modernism - practices typical of contemporary life or thought|
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modernism[ˈmɒdənɪzəm] N → modernismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Modernismus m
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modernism[ˈmɒdənɪzəm] n (Art) → modernismo
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