1. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of postmodernism, especially as represented in art, architecture, literature, science, or philosophy that reacts against an earlier modernism.
    • 1937, John Q. Stewart, "An Astronomer Looks at the Modern Epoch," The Scientific Monthly, vol. 44, no. 5 (May), page 402,
      The nearer is a fact to the temporary limits of knoweldge, the more implicated becomes this regression and the more blurred ought to be statement of fact. Bridgman of Harvard recently has emphasized this conclusion, but his postmodern position has as yet made small impression.
    • 2001, Kristen Renwick Monroe, "Paradigm Shift: From Rational Choice to Perspective," International Political Science Review, vol. 22, no. 2. (Apr), page 167 n22,
      What I am objecting to is that aspect of postmodern thought that rejects the idea of any objective reality.
    • 2005, Janet R. Barrett, "Planning for Understanding: A Reconceptualized View of the Music Curriculum," Music Educators Journal, vol. 91, no. 4. (Mar), page 25,
      For an illustration of the differences between the traditional, positivist curriculum and the more postmodern reconceptualized curriculum, see Hanley and Montgomery.
Translations Noun

postmodern (plural postmoderns)

  1. A postmodernist.

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