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 .
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How to use atomic age in a sentence
For decades, the Marshall Islanders would be moved around like pawns in a Cold War chess game — becoming the “unwitting, and perhaps unwilling, nomads of the atomic age,” admitted a Navy official.Experimenting with hydrogen bombs, the U.S. blew lives apart | Gregg Herken | November 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The brochure for the donation program stated that “at the threshold of the atomic age we find our nation critically short of trained scientists and engineers so necessary if we are to reap the many benefits the friendly atom can bestow upon us.”The Disneyfication of Atomic Power - Issue 107: The Edge | Jacob Darwin Hamblin | October 6, 2021 | Nautilus
It was simply too dangerous, too unthinkable, in the atomic age—unless the most vital of U.S. interests were at stake.
Jaffe was the Candace Bushnell of the atomic age, painting a picture of the life of single working women in New York City.
Several Provoke photographers were children during World War II and were obviously influenced by the atomic age.
A haunting new exhibition at SFMOMA surveys the effects of the atomic age on a generation of daring Japanese photographers.
Among them: Steven Johnson's The Invention of Air and Tom Zoellner's Uranium, a history-cum-travel-narrative of the atomic age.
The first two decades of the atomic age have comprised a period of swift maturity.Atoms, Nature, and Man | Neal O. Hines
The "death" of matter has been the "birth" of an atomic age.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
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
The 19 kiloton explosion not only led to a quick end to the war in the Pacific but also ushered the world into the atomic age.Trinity [Atomic test] Site | White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Office
Our continuing negotiations in this field are a major part of our quest for a confident peace in this atomic age.
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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