modernity

[ mo-dur-ni-tee, moh- ]
/ mɒˈdɜr nɪ ti, moʊ- /

noun, plural mo·der·ni·ties.

the quality of being modern.
something modern.

Nearby words

  1. moderne,
  2. modernise,
  3. modernism,
  4. modernist,
  5. modernistic,
  6. modernization,
  7. modernize,
  8. modernizer,
  9. modernly,
  10. modersohn-becker

Origin of modernity

First recorded in 1620–30; modern + -ity

Related formshy·per·mo·dern·i·ty, noun, plural hy·per·mo·dern·i·ties.un·mo·der·ni·ty, noun, plural un·mo·der·ni·ties.

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British Dictionary definitions for modernity

modernity

/ (mɒˈdɜːnɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality or state of being modern
something modern
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Word Origin and History for modernity

modernity

n.

1620s, from Medieval Latin modernitatem, noun of quality from modernus (see modern).

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