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post·mod·ern

 (pōst-mŏd′ərn)
adj.
1. Of or relating to art, architecture, or literature that reacts against earlier modernist principles, as by reintroducing traditional or classical elements of style or by carrying modernist styles or practices to extremes: "It [a roadhouse]is so architecturally interesting ... with its postmodern wooden booths and sculptural clock" (Ruth Reichl).
2. Of or relating to an intellectual stance often marked by eclecticism and irony and tending to reject the universal validity of such principles as hierarchy, binary opposition, categorization, and stable identity.

post·mod′ern·ism n.
post·mod′ern·ist adj. & n.
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postmodern

(pəʊstˈmɒdən)
adj
(Art Terms) (in the arts, architecture, etc) characteristic of a style and school of thought that rejects the dogma and practices of any form of modernism; in architecture, contrasting with international modernism and featuring elements from several periods, esp the Classical, often with ironic use of decoration
postˈmoderˌnism n
postˈmodernist n, adj
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post•mod•ern

(poʊstˈmɒd ərn)

adj.
1. (sometimes cap.) of or pertaining to any of various movements in architecture, the arts, and literature developing in the late 20th century in reaction to the precepts and austere forms of modernism and characterized by the use of historical and vernacular style elements and often fantasy, decoration, and complexity.
2. extremely modern; cutting-edge: postmodern kids who grew up on MTV.
[1945–50]
post•mod′ern•ism, n.
post•mod′ern•ist, adj., n.
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Adj.1.postmodern - of or relating to postmodernism; "postmodernist architecture"
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postmodern

[ˈpəʊstˈmɒdən] ADJposmoderno
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