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adjective     modern pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    [only before noun] relating to or belonging to the present time

    The program examines the role of women in modern society.

    the modern world:

    the pressures of living in the modern world

  2. 2
    using the most recent methods, ideas, designs, or equipment

    These techniques are not used in modern medicine.

    We should replace the equipment with something more modern.

    modern technology:

    Modern technology has had a huge impact on all of us.

  3. 3
    enthusiastic about new ideas, fashions, etc. and accepting them before most other people do

    We thought we were fairly modern people.

  4. 4
    using new styles that are very different from the styles of the past

    a museum of modern art

    The architecture of the hotel is strikingly modern.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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