ancient vs modern

ancient

Definitions

adjective

  1. very old
  2. belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire

noun

  1. a very old person
  2. a person who lived in ancient times

Examples

The pictures show squares within squares - the water-holding depressions that in ancient times made the gardens fruitful.

The second section of an ancient Greco - Roman letter was prayer or a word of thanks.

It shows fractured blocks of ancient sedimentary rock separated by recent sand dunes.

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Modern

Definitions

adjective

  1. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development

Examples

This textbook provides a modern and accessible introduction to magnetohydrodynamics.

Modern scientific capability has profoundly altered the course of human life.

An established order of seeing, of understanding, of ruling, is simply exploded - the Modernist spirit asserts itself.

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