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atomic age

the period in history initiated by the first use of the atomic bomb and characterized by atomic energy as a military, political, and industrial factor.
Also called nuclear age.
Origin of atomic age
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The "death" of matter has been the "birth" of an atomic age.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Industry could not exist without them, even in an atomic age.

    Youth Isaac Asimov
  • The world needs an object lesson to show how far it has strayed from those first wonderful days of the atomic age.

    The Black Tide Arthur G. Stangland
  • Our continuing negotiations in this field are a major part of our quest for a confident peace in this atomic age.

  • Other films relating to the history of the atomic age are available for viewing and checkout from the library.

    Trinity [Atomic Test] Site The National Atomic Museum
British Dictionary definitions for atomic age

atomic age

the atomic age, the current historical period, initiated by the development of the first atomic bomb towards the end of World War II and now marked by a balance of power between nations possessing the hydrogen bomb and the use of nuclear power as a source of energy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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