modernism

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noun mod·ern·ism \ˈmä-dər-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of modernism

  1. 1 :  a practice, usage, or expression peculiar to modern times

  2. 2 often capitalized :  a tendency in theology to accommodate traditional religious teaching to contemporary thought and especially to devalue supernatural elements

  3. 3 :  modern artistic or literary philosophy and practice; especially :  a self-conscious break with the past and a search for new forms of expression

modernist

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modernistic

play \ˌmä-dər-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

1737

First Known Use of modernism

1737


MODERNISM Defined for English Language Learners

modernism

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noun mod·ern·ism \ˈmä-dər-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of modernism for English Language Learners

  • : 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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