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   The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 
postmodern
 
SYLLABICATION:post·mod·ern
PRONUNCIATION:  pst-mdrn
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: “It [a roadhouse]is so architecturally interesting . . . with its postmodern wooden booths and sculptural clock” (Ruth Reichl, Cook's November 1989).
OTHER FORMS:post·modern·ismNOUN
post·modern·istADJECTIVE & NOUN
 
 
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