adjective Date: 1925 1. of, relating to, or being an era after a modern one <
postmodern times
a postmodern metropolis
2. a. of, relating to, or being any of various movements in reaction to modernism that are typically characterized by a return to traditional materials and forms (as in architecture) or by ironic self-reference and absurdity (as in literature) b. of, relating to, or being a theory that involves a radical reappraisal of modern assumptions about culture, identity, history, or language <
postmodern feminism
postmodernism nounpostmodernist adjective or nounpostmodernity noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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