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Generally, any movement or climate of ideas, especially in the arts, literature, or architecture, that supports change, the retirement of the old or traditional, and the forward march of the avant-garde. More specificically, adherence to the ideas and ideals of the Enlightenment. This is the sense that gives rise to the contrary movement of postmodernism.

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