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hyper- +‎ modern


hypermodern (comparative more hypermodern, superlative most hypermodern)

  1. Extremely modern, bordering on the futuristic.
    • 1997, Michael Storper, The regional world: territorial development in a global economy
      The new hypermodern economy depends on the rapid movement of goods, services, and persons. Old forms of career stability are now considered to be things of the past.
    • 2000, Stuart S Nagel, Handbook of global political policy
      One hypermodern trend entails technological development, producing a postindustrial, information-infused society. This also leads to globalization...
    • 2003, Ryan Bishop, John Phillips, Wei-Wei Yeo, Postcolonial urbanism: Southeast Asian cities and global processes
      What does this signify for the materiality and mentality of our everyday life in the hypermodern city?
  2. (chess) Of or pertaining to hypermodernism.

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