Definition of modernity in English:


Line breaks: mod¦ern|ity
Pronunciation: /məˈdəːnɪti


[mass noun]
1The quality or condition of being modern: an aura of technological modernity
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  • Here he fuses a romantic, even primitive, vision with a powerful sense of modernity.
  • Dynamic and cosmopolitan, Barcelona is an icon of modernity and design.
  • Islam is, in some ways, I think, at war with itself in terms of its root and its modernity.
1.1A modern way of thinking, working, etc.; contemporariness: Hobbes was the genius of modernity
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  • Even so, the two poles reject the analytical spirit of modernity, to which they oppose a synthetic approach.
  • This is not to argue that everything about modernity is rational or desirable.
  • There is no contradiction between faith and modernity and the two can, and indeed must, be reconciled.

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