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Space Age

noun
1.
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.
Also, space age.

space-age

[speys-eyj] /ˈspeɪsˌeɪdʒ/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characteristic of the Space Age.
2.
using the latest or most advanced technology or design.
3.
modern; up-to-date; forward-looking.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • Despite the space-age technology, each clerk can be trained in only four weeks.
  • Ironically, what may ultimately keep astronauts sane is a new form of space-age technology- a therapist in a box.
  • For example, space-age satellite images make for a stunning photographic view, but they aren't much help on a road trip.
  • The space-age design isn't some decoy, though, because the drops have some impressive pedigree under the hood.
  • New space-age materials are being developed that insulate even better.
British Dictionary definitions for space-age

space age

noun
1.
the period in which the exploration of space has become possible
adjective
2.
(usually prenominal) futuristic or ultramodern, esp when suggestive of space technology
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