May 11, 2004

Word of the Day

Today's word is Postmodern
Pronunciation: "pOs(t)-'mä-d&rn, ÷-'mä-d(&-)r&n
Function: adjective
The late 20th-century tendency (in art, thought, and society) to distrust objectivity, authority, universality, and moral and ideological absolutes. Postmodern artists tend to mix styles, cultures, techniques, and high and low forms of art." In its most general sense, describes the blurring and breakdown of established canons (rules, standards), categories, distinctions, and boundaries.

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