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contemporary, current, fresh, late, latest, neoteric     (rare)   new, newfangled, novel, present, present-day, recent, twentieth-century, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, with it     (informal)  
   ancient, antiquated, archaic, former, obsolete, old, old-fashioned, old hat, outmoded, passé, past, square     (informal)   uncool     (slang)  
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1       adj   Modern means relating to the present time, for example the present decade or present century.  
ADJ n   (=contemporary)  
...the problem of materialism in modern society., ...the risks facing every modern marriage...     
2       adj   Something that is modern is new and involves the latest ideas or equipment.  
Modern technology has opened our eyes to many things..., In many ways, it was a very modern school for its time...     
  modernity      n-uncount office block that astonished the city with its modernity.     
3       adj   People are sometimes described as modern when they have opinions or ways of behaviour that have not yet been accepted by most people in a society.   (=progressive)     (Antonym: traditional)    She is very modern in outlook.     
4       adj   Modern is used to describe styles of art, dance, music, and architecture that have developed in recent times, in contrast to classical styles.  
ADJ n  
...a modern dance company., ...the Museum of Modern Art.     

Modern-day is used to refer to the new or modern aspects of a place, an activity, or a society.      adj   ADJ n   (=contemporary)  
...modern-day America., ...the by-products of modern-day living.     
modern languages     
Modern languages refers to the modern European languages, for example French, German, and Russian, which are studied at school or university.      n-plural  
...head of modern languages at a London grammar school.     
post-modern      , postmodern  
Post-modern is used to describe something or someone that is influenced by post-modernism.      adj   usu ADJ n   (=post-modernist) architecture.     
secondary modern        ( secondary moderns    plural  ) Secondary moderns were schools which existed until recently in Britain for children aged between about eleven and sixteen, where more attention was paid to practical skills and less to academic study than in a grammar school.      n-count  

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in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
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