Definitions for modernismˈmɒd ərˌnɪz əm
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mod•ern•ismˈmɒd ərˌnɪz əm(n.)
modern character, tendencies, or values.
a modern usage or characteristic.
(cap.) the movement in Roman Catholic thought that interpreted the teachings of the Church in the light of modern philosophic and scientific thought. the liberal theological tendency in 20th-century Protestantism.
(sometimes cap.) estrangement or divergence from the past in the arts and literature occurring esp. in the course of the 20th century and taking form in any of various innovative movements and styles.
Category: Music and Dance, Literature, Fine Arts
Origin of modernism:
genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
modernity, modernness, modernism, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness(noun)
the quality of being current or of the present
"a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village"
practices typical of contemporary life or thought
Modern or contemporary ideas, thought, practices, etc.
Anything that is characteristic of modernity.
any of several styles of art, architecture, literature, philosophy, etc., that flourished in the 20th century
a religious movement in the early 20th century that tried to reconcile Roman Catholic dogma with modern science and philosophy
modern practice; a thing of recent date; esp., a modern usage or mode of expression