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adjective modern pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒdə(r)n/
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  1. 1
    [only before noun] relating to or belonging to the present time
    The programme 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
    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 fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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