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modern British & World English

Relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past

modern English Thesaurus

in modern times

modern-day British & World English

In or relating to the present or recent times

modern jazz British & World English

Jazz as developed in the 1940s and 1950s, especially bebop and the music that followed it

Tate Modern New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

museum of modern art in London

modern dance British & World English

A free expressive style of dancing that developed in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical ballet. In recent years it has included elements not usually associated with dance, such as speech and film

Modern Greats British & World English

(At Oxford University) the school of philosophy, politics, and economics

modern Latin British & World English

Latin as developed since 1500, used especially in scientific terminology

ultra-modern British & World English

Extremely modern; advanced

ultra-modern English Thesaurus

this computer is a high-performance ultra-modern machine

modern English British & World English

The English language as it has been since about 1500

modern history British & World English

History up to the present day, from some arbitrary point taken to represent the end of the Middle Ages. In some contexts it may be contrasted with ‘ancient’ rather than ‘medieval’ history, and start (for example) from the fall of the Western Roman Empire

modern languages British & World English

European languages (especially French and German) as a subject of study, as contrasted with classical Latin and Greek

secondary modern school British & World English

(In the UK) a secondary school of a kind offering a general education to children not selected for grammar or technical schools

postmodern British & World English

Subsequent to or coming later than that which is modern


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