Meaning of postmodern

post•mod•ern

Pronunciation: (pōst-mod'urn), [key]
— adj.
  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.
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