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Definition of POSTMODERN
: of, relating to, or being an era after a modern one <postmodern times><a postmodern metropolis>
a: of, relating to, or being any of various movements in reaction to modernism that are typically characterized by a return to traditional materials and forms (as in architecture) or by ironic self-reference and absurdity (as in literature)
b: of, relating to, or being a theory that involves a radical reappraisal of modern assumptions about culture, identity, history, or language <postmodern feminism>
— post·mod·ern·ist\-nist\adjective or noun
— post·mo·der·ni·ty\-mə-ˈdər-ne-tē, -mä- also -ˈder-\noun