Definition of modernism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɒdənɪzəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːdərnɪzəm//
    [uncountable] Styles of art, Architectural styles
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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 See related entries: Styles of art, Architectural styles
  3. compare postmodernism
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: modernism