Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to art, architecture, or literature that reacts against earlier modernist principles, as by reintroducing traditional or classical elements of style or by carrying modernist styles or practices to extremes.
  • adjective Of or relating to an intellectual stance often marked by eclecticism and irony and tending to reject the universal validity of such principles as hierarchy, binary opposition, categorization, and stable identity.

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  • adjective Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of postmodernism, especially as represented in art, architecture, literature, science, or philosophy that reacts against an earlier modernism.
  • noun A postmodernist.

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  • adjective of or relating to postmodernism

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Examples

  • Without even trying, American TV watchers have developed an amazingly sophisticated view of postmodernism, even if they would never use the word postmodern in any conversation or even be able to define it.14 However, this was still a new idea in 1994.

    Chuck Klosterman on Film and Television

  • Without even trying, American TV watchers have developed an amazingly sophisticated view of postmodernism, even if they would never use the word postmodern in any conversation or even be able to define it.14 However, this was still a new idea in 1994.

    What Happens When People Stop Being Polite

  • Without even trying, American TV watchers have developed an amazingly sophisticated view of postmodernism, even if they would never use the word postmodern in any conversation or even be able to define it.14 However, this was still a new idea in 1994.

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • Without even trying, American TV watchers have developed an amazingly sophisticated view of postmodernism, even if they would never use the word postmodern in any conversation or even be able to define it.14 However, this was still a new idea in 1994.

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • Without even trying, American TV watchers have developed an amazingly sophisticated view of postmodernism, even if they would never use the word postmodern in any conversation or even be able to define it.14 However, this was still a new idea in 1994.

    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • Messrs. Heilleman and Halperin speak of what they call postmodern politics as "a meat grinder/flesh incinerator."

    Road to the Nut House

  • Messrs. Heilleman and Halperin speak of what they call postmodern politics as "a meat grinder/flesh incinerator."

    Road to the Nut House

  • Messrs. Heilleman and Halperin speak of what they call postmodern politics as "a meat grinder/flesh incinerator."

    Road to the Nut House

  • Messrs. Heilleman and Halperin speak of what they call postmodern politics as "a meat grinder/flesh incinerator."

    Road to the Nut House

  • Messrs. Heilleman and Halperin speak of what they call postmodern politics as "a meat grinder/flesh incinerator."

    Road to the Nut House

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