- Modernity is the state of being current, or up with the times.
An example of something representing modernity is a smart phone.
modernity definition by Webster's New World
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- the state or quality of being modern
- pl. modernities something modern
modernity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mo·der·ni·ties
The state or quality of being modern: “Warriors of the . . . tribe, imposing symbols of a nomadic culture . . . are caught between tradition and modernity” (Sheila Rule).