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"modern" in British English

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modernadjective

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.

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(Definition of modern from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"modern" in American English

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modernadjective

 us   /ˈmɑd·ərn/
existing in the present or a recent time, or using or based on recently developed ideas, methods, or styles: modern life modern architecture/art
(Definition of modern from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “modern”
in Korean 현대의, 근대의…
in Arabic حَديث, مُعاصِر…
in Malaysian moden…
in French moderne…
in Russian современный, новейший…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最近的, 現代的, 新式的…
in Italian moderno…
in Turkish yeni, çağdaş, modern…
in Polish nowoczesny, współczesny…
in Spanish moderno…
in Vietnamese hiện đại…
in Portuguese moderno…
in Thai สมัยใหม่…
in German modern…
in Catalan modern…
in Japanese 現代的な, 近代的な, 現代の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最近的, 现代的, 新式的…
in Indonesian modern…
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“modern” in British English

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