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modernity

[ mo-dur-ni-tee, moh- ]
/ mɒˈdɜr nɪ ti, moʊ- /
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noun, plural mo·der·ni·ties.

the quality of being modern.
something modern.

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Origin of modernity

First recorded in 1620–30; modern + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM modernity

hy·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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