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space age

also Space Age
n.
The period after 1957, the year in which a spacecraft was first placed in orbit around Earth, marking the beginning of space exploration.

space′-age′ adj.

space age

n
(Astronautics) the period in which the exploration of space has become possible
adj
(Astronautics) (usually prenominal) futuristic or ultramodern, esp when suggestive of space technology

Space′ Age`


n.
(sometimes l.c.) the period marked by space exploration, considered as beginning Oct. 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the first sputnik.

space′-age`



adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Space Age.
2. using the latest or most advanced technology or design.
3. very modern; up-to-date; forward-looking: space-age architecture.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.space age - the age beginning with the first space travel; from 1957 to the present
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
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space age

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