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postmodern

[pohst-mod-ern] /poʊstˈmɒd ərn/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to architecture of the late 20th century, appearing in the 1960s, that consciously uses complex forms, fantasy, and allusions to historic styles, in contrast to the austere forms and emphasis on utility of standard modern architecture.
2.
extremely modern; cutting-edge:
postmodern kids who grew up on MTV.
Origin of postmodern
1945-1950
1945-50; post- + modern
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postmodern

/pəʊstˈmɒdən/
adjective
1.
(in the arts, architecture, etc) characteristic of a style and school of thought that rejects the dogma and practices of any form of modernism; in architecture, contrasting with international modernism and featuring elements from several periods, esp the Classical, often with ironic use of decoration
Derived Forms
postmodernism, noun
postmodernist, noun, adjective
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