Definition of modernism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    modernism

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈmɑdərˌnɪzəm//
     
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  1. 1modern ideas or methods
  2. 2 a style and movement in art, architecture, and literature popular in the middle of the 20th century in which modern ideas, methods, and materials were used rather than traditional ones compare postmodernism
NAmE//ˈmɑdərnɪst//
 
adjective [only before noun] modernist art
 
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: modernism