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nuclear age

Syllabification: nu·cle·ar age

Definition of nuclear age in English:

noun

The period in history usually considered to have begun with the first use of the atomic bomb (1945). It is characterized by nuclear energy as a military, industrial, and sociopolitical factor. Also called atomic age.
Example sentences
  • The museum sketches the history of the nuclear age, which started with the first atomic bomb test in the New Mexico desert in 1945.
  • These three factors are the reasons behind the United States dropping the atomic bomb on Japan, as they unknowingly and unintentionally began the nuclear age and the Cold War.
  • For a hundred years of war, culminating in the nuclear age, military technology was designed and deployed to inflict casualties on an ever-growing scale.

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