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Meaning of MODERNISM

Pronunciation:  'mâdur`nizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  practices typical of contemporary life or thought
  2. [n]  genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
  3. [n]  the quality of being current or of the present; "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village"

MODERNISM is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, modernity, modernness
 See Also: currency, currentness, genre, pattern, practice, up-to-dateness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mod"ern*ism\, n.
    Modern practice; a thing of recent date; esp., a modern usage
    or mode of expression.
  2. \Mod"ern*ism\, n.
    Certain methods and tendencies which, in Biblical questions,
    apologetics, and the theory of dogma, in the endeavor to
    reconcile the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church with the
    conclusions of modern science, replace the authority of the
    church by purely subjective criteria; -- so called officially
    by Pope Pius X.