space-age

[ speys-eyj ]
/ ˈspeɪsˌeɪdʒ /

adjective

pertaining to or characteristic of the Space Age.
using the latest or most advanced technology or design.
modern; up-to-date; forward-looking.

Nearby words

  1. space station,
  2. space telescope,
  3. space tourism,
  4. space travel,
  5. space writer,
  6. space-bar,
  7. space-filler,
  8. space-saving,
  9. space-time,
  10. spaceband

Origin of space-age

First recorded in 1955–60

Space Age

or space age

noun

the period in modern history characterized by space exploration, usually considered as beginning October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit around the earth.
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British Dictionary definitions for space-age

space age

noun

the period in which the exploration of space has become possible

adjective space-age

(usually prenominal) futuristic or ultramodern, esp when suggestive of space technology
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