hypermodern

adjective hy·per·mod·ern \ ˌhī-pər-ˈmä-dərn \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hypermodern

1 :extremely modern
  • What Murphy finds remarkable about SpaceX is its hypermodern corporate culture.
  • —Chuck Sweeny
  • In a country that's hypermodern in many regards, "Secrets, Objects," shines an uncomfortable spotlight on the still very traditional mores of marriage and the identity of wives vis-a-vis husbands.
  • —John Glionna
2 chess :characterized by a set of strategies developed in the early 20th century that include the control of the center of the chessboard by means of distant pieces rather than more centrally located pawns
  • Hypermodern chess came into vogue after World War I and posed a real dilemma to the existing classical school of chess theory of: "What to do?"
  • —Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

hypermodernism

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈmä-dər-ˌni-zəm\ or hyper-modernism noun
    • Indeed, the whole thrust of hypermodernism [in chess] was to lure the opponent forward prematurely, cut off his supply lines and slaughter the arrogant advance units.
    • —Robert Byrne

hypermodernist

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈmä-dər-nist\ or hyper-modernist adjective
    • I had always known from afar that Halston dressed upscale New York women in clothes so unadorned they were hypermodernist compared to Europe's fanciful fashion.
    • —Suzy Menkes
    • It boasts a selection of architectural wonders that ranges from surviving railway-boom warehouses to 20th-century modernist buildings to a handful of hyper-modernist structures.
    • —Bartley Kives

hypermodernist

or hyper-modernist noun, plural hypermodernists or hyper-modernists
    • Dedicated hypermodernists don't read the books they intend to collect. They read "reading" copies.
    • —Christa Worthington

First Known Use of hypermodern

1904


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