up-to-dateness

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Etymology[edit]

up-to-date +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

up-to-dateness (usually uncountable, plural up-to-datenesses)

  1. The quality or degree of being up to date.
    • 1923, "Mirrors of Moscow," Time, 07 April, 1923, [1]
      Outside of politics, the telephone and the cable, all up-to-dateness offends him.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part One, Chapter 5, [2]
      [] he venerated Big Brother, he rejoiced over victories, he hated heretics, not merely with sincerity but with a sort of restless zeal, an up-to-dateness of information, which the ordinary Party member did not approach.
    • 2003, Terry Eagleton, Figures of Dissent: Critical Essays on Fish, Spivak, Žižek and Others, London: Verso, p. 144, [3]
      Of all historical periods, modernity is the only one to designate itself, vacuously, in terms of its up-to-dateness.

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