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modern +‎ -ity


  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈdɜː(ɹ)n.ɪ.ti/
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modernity (plural modernities)

  1. The quality of being modern or contemporary.
    • 2012 March-April, Jeremy Bernstein, “A Palette of Particles”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 146:
      There were also particles no one had predicted that just appeared. Five of them […, i]n order of increasing modernity, […] are the neutrino, the pi meson, the antiproton, the quark and the Higgs boson.
    He was impressed by the architecture's modernity.
  2. Modern times.
    The organization survived from ancient times to modernity.
  3. (historical) Quality of being of the modern period of contemporary historiography.

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