information age


noun (sometimes initial capital letters)

a period beginning about 1975 and characterized by the gathering and almost instantaneous transmission of vast amounts of information and by the rise of information-based industries.

Nearby words

  1. informality,
  2. informally,
  3. informant,
  4. informatics,
  5. information,
  6. information architecture,
  7. information economy,
  8. information overload,
  9. information processing,
  10. information question

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British Dictionary definitions for information age

information age

noun

a time when large amounts of information are widely available to many people, largely through computer technology
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