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English definition of “modern”

modern

adjective uk   /ˈmɒd.ən/ us    /ˈmɑː.dɚn/

modern adjective (MOST RECENT)

A2 designed and made using the most recent ideas and methods: modern technology/architecture/medicine/art We're in the very modern-looking building opposite the station.approving My grandpa's attitudes are very modern, considering his age.

modern adjective (PRESENT)

B1 of the present or recent times, especially the period of history since around 1500: What do you think is the role of religion in the modern world?
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