Definition of “modern” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈmɒdən/
Extra Examples
He's very interested in modern European history.Fortunately, the house has every modern convenience.Nuclear weapons have changed the course of modern history.Many of these workers will be displaced by modern technology.Traffic is one of the curses of modern living.

B1 relating to the present time and not to the past:

modern society
the stresses of modern life

A2 using the newest ideas, design, technology, etc and not traditional:

modern medicine
modernity noun [ U ] us uk /mɒdˈɜːnəti/ formal

modern ideas, design, technology, etc

(Definition of “modern” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)