Traditional vs Modern - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between traditional and modern

is that traditional is of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the scriptures while modern is pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.

As a noun modern is

someone who lives in modern times.

traditional

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  • I think her traditional values are antiquated .
  • Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  • In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  • Antonyms

    * nontraditional, non-traditional * untraditional

    Derived terms

    * traditionally

    modern

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.
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  • *:But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ΒΆ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.}}
  • (lb) Pertaining to the modern period (c.1800 to contemporary times), particularly in academic historiography.
  • Synonyms

    * contemporary

    Antonyms

    * dated * old * pre-modern * ancient

    Derived terms

    * modern-day * modernise, modernize verb * modernity noun * postmodern (''see also prepostmodern, postpostmodern) * premodern * early modern

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who lives in modern times.
  • * 1779 , Edward Capell, ?John Collins, Notes and various readings to Shakespeare
  • What the moderns could mean by their suppression of the final couplet's repeatings, cannot be conceiv'd
  • * 1956 , John Albert Wilson, The Culture of Ancient Egypt (page 144)
  • Even though we moderns can never crawl inside the skin of the ancient and think and feel as he did we must as historians make the attempt.

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