Some articles on modern:
... of Chinese history sees Chinese society as a "traditional" society needing to become "modern", usually with the implicit assumption that Western society is the ... for breaking the society from its static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... "change within tradition" which argued that although China did change in the pre-modern period but that this change existed within certain cultural traditions ...
... Some other early Latter-day Saint leaders, including Brigham Young, Orson Pratt and Elizabeth Ann Whitney claimed to have received several words in the Adamic language in revelations ... Some Latter-day Saints believe that the Adamic language is the "pure language" spoken of by Zephaniah and that it will be restored as the universal language of humankind at the end of the world ...
... some 13,000 artworks, primarily by European and American artists, the modern art collection occupies 60,000 square feet (6,000 m2), of gallery space and ... in remarkable depth, for a museum whose focus is not exclusively on modern art for example, the collection contains forty paintings by Paul Klee, spanning his entire career ...
... The revival of modern primitive archery may be traced to Ishi, who came out of hiding in California in 1911 Ishi was the last of the Yahi Indian tribe ... They led the commercial development of new forms of bow including the modern recurve and compound bow ... These modern forms are now dominant in modern Western archery traditional bows are in a minority ...
... Austronesian languages, and so does not shed much light on the origins of the modern population ... However, there are some indications that it may derive from the Sunda Islands (modern Indonesia) ... through titled women and first daughters but there is also a modern patrilineal sentiment introduced by imperial Japan ...
More definitions of "modern":
- (adj): Belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages.
Example: "Modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
- (adj): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.
- (noun): A contemporary person.
- (adj): Relating to a recently developed fashion or style.
Example: "Their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
Synonyms: mod, modernistic
- (adj): Ahead of the times.
Synonyms: advanced, forward-looking, innovative
- (noun): A typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes.
Synonyms: modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font
Famous quotes containing the word modern:
“Families have always been in flux and often in crisis; they have never lived up to nostalgic notions about the way things used to be. But that doesnt mean the malaise and anxiety people feel about modern families are delusions, that everything would be fine if we would only realize that the past was not all its cracked up to be. . . . Even if things were not always right in families of the past, it seems clear that some things have newly gone wrong.”
—Stephanie Coontz (20th century)
“The near explains the far. The drop is a small ocean. A man is related to all nature. This perception of the worth of the vulgar is fruitful in discoveries. Goethe, in this very thing the most modern of the moderns, has shown us, as none ever did, the genius of the ancients.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“I lately met with an old volume from a London bookshop, containing the Greek Minor Poets, and it was a pleasure to read once more only the words Orpheus, Linus, Musæus,those faint poetic sounds and echoes of a name, dying away on the ears of us modern men; and those hardly more substantial sounds, Mimnermus, Ibycus, Alcæus, Stesichorus, Menander. They lived not in vain. We can converse with these bodiless fames without reserve or personality.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)