- of the present or recent times; specif.,
- of or having to do with the latest styles, methods, or ideas; up-to-date
- designating or of certain contemporary trends and schools of art, music, literature, dance, etc.
- of or relating to the period of history after the Middle Ages, from c. 1450 to the present day
- designating the form of a language in its most recent stage of development
Fr moderne < LL modernus < L modo, just now, orig. abl. of modus: see mode