atomic-age

atomic age

noun
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:
1940–45

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atomic age
 
n
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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