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Old

Definitions

adjective

  1. of a very early stage in development

Examples

When the new foods that came from the Americas - peppers, summer squash and especially tomatoes - took hold in the region, a number of closely related dishes were born, including what we call ratatouille - and a man from La Mancha calls pisto, an Ikarian Greek calls soufiko and a Turk calls turlu.

My aunt is very old-fashioned.

She was all cold and bedraggled after falling into the river.

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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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