information age

noun (sometimes initial capital letters)
  1. 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for information age

information age

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