Definition of modernism
- such modernisms as "blog," "bromance," and "steampunk"
- extols the … modernism that laid the foundation of all twentieth-century design
- —Jeffrey Simpson
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: a style of art, architecture, literature, etc., that uses ideas and methods which are very different from those used in the past
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