Hyphenated Words: Mid-

March 10, 2005: Issue 82

SIM Style: Modern issues

Use midcentury or midcentury modern to refer to the decorating style prevalent from 1945 to 1965. You don’t need to specify 20th, and note: no hyphens or caps. For other centuries, follow the hyphenation rules for compound modifiers (in the SIM Stylebook under Hyphens).
correct: in the mid-18th century
correct: by mid-19th-century standards

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