1. [ noun ] (fine art) genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
Related terms: genre
2. [ noun ] the quality of being current or of the present
Synonyms: modernity contemporaneousness contemporaneity modernness

: "a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village"

Related terms: currentness modern
3. [ noun ] practices typical of contemporary life or thought
Related terms: practice
Similar spelling:   modern