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.
extremely modern; cutting-edge: postmodern kids who grew up on MTV.

1945–50; post- + modern Unabridged
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postmodern (pəʊstˈmɒdən)
(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
n, —adj

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He and other environmentalists are doing this in a postmodern way.
In this place of exurban, postmodern pioneers, the range of choices is vast
  even when the choices themselves are illusory.
Then again, this kind of intolerance is a known feature of postmodern
We will also discuss the show as an example of postmodern literature.
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