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 for Modern English
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Modern \Mod"ern\, a. [F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just
     now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just
     now. See Mode.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long
        past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent
        period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors;
        modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice. --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. New and common; trite; commonplace. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              We have our philosophical persons, to make modern
              and familiar, things supernatural and causeless.
        [1913 Webster]
     Modern English. See the Note under English.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Modern English
      n 1: English since about 1450

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