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"
the quality of being modern or contemporary.
He was impressed by the architecture's modernity.
The organization survived from ancient times to modernity.
modernness; something modern
Modernity typically refers to a post-traditional, post-medieval historical period, one marked by the move from feudalism toward capitalism, industrialization, secularization, rationalization, the nation-state and its constituent institutions and forms of surveillance. Charles Pierre Baudelaire is credited with coining the term "modernity" to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience. Conceptually, modernity relates to the modern era and to modernism, but forms a distinct concept. Whereas the Enlightenment invokes a specific movement in Western philosophy, modernity tends to refer only to the social relations associated with the rise of capitalism. Modernity may also refer to tendencies in intellectual culture, particularly the movements intertwined with secularisation and post-industrial life, such as Marxism, existentialism, and the formal establishment of social science. In context, modernity has been associated with cultural and intellectual movements of 1436–1789 and extending to the 1970s or later.
The numerical value of modernity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of modernity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
Based solely on American menswear history, I would say it's defined by a mix of modernity and functionality. And, of course, business savvy.
The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -- and even, in certain respects, would be -- the most modern of critical movements.
Life, from birth to death, happens on the streets, and there is also this fabulous mix of tradition and modernity, European influence and Asian character.
Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
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