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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).
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modernity

(mɒˈdɜːnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the quality or state of being modern
2. something modern
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mo•der•ni•ty

(mɒˈdɜr nɪ ti, moʊ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being modern.
2. something modern.
[1620–30]
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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"
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modernity

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

modernity

[mɒˈdɜːnɪtɪ] Nmodernidad f
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modernity

[mɒˈdɜːrnɪti] nmodernité f
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modernity

nModernität f
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modernity

[mɒˈdɜːnɪtɪ] nmodernità f inv
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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).
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References in classic literature ?
The last note of modernity was supplied by the telephone wire attached to the roof of the lifeboat shelter.
And yet, unless my senses deceive me, the old centuries had, and have, powers of their own which mere "modernity" cannot kill.
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.
This is the last expression of modernity!' She puts up suddenly her face-e-main and looks towards the end wall.
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 governing class in Great Britain was slowly adapting itself to a new conception, of the Subject Races as waking peoples, and finding its efforts to keep the Empire together under these, strains and changing ideas greatly impeded by the entirely sporting spirit with which Bert Smallways at home (by the million) cast his vote, and by the tendency of his more highly coloured equivalents to be disrespectful to irascible officials.
While the forces of modernity sought to prove themselves through the establishment of state institutions, Islamists, who rejected democracy, often gathered in marginalised farming regions in the countryside.
Working out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870-1940, by Wilson Chacko Jacob.
The minister was speaking at the opening of a conference on modernity and modernization in the field of education held under the patronage of premier Najib Mikati.
Chie Ikeya, Refiguring women, colonialism, and modernity in Burma.
A Study of Paul Tillich's Interpretation of Modernity. By Francis Ching-Wah Yip.