modern - definition and synonyms


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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.

  4. 4
    enthusiastic about new ideas, fashions etc and accepting them before most other people do