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Definition of modern
of or relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past:the pace of modern life modern U.S. history characterized by or using the most up-to-date techniques, ideas, or equipment:they do not have modern weapons [attributive] denoting the form of a language that is currently used, as opposed to any earlier form:modern German [attributive] denoting a current or recent style or trend in art, architecture, or other cultural activity marked by a significant departure from traditional styles and values:Matisse’s contribution to modern art
noun (usually moderns)
a person who advocates or practices a departure from traditional styles or values.