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modernism

mod·ern·ism

modernism

 
pronunciation:
ma dr nih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the tendency to value or adhere to that which is contemporary or modern.
definition 2: (sometimes cap.) in writing, painting, music, and other arts, the use of forms and styles to reflect the social and philosophical fragmentation of modern life.
derivations: modernist (adj.), modernistic (adj.), modernist (n.)