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space age Syllabification: space age
Pronunciation: /ˈspās ˌāj/

Definition of space age in English:


(the space age or the Space Age)
The era starting when the exploration of space became possible: as the Space Age evolved, massive amounts of data gushed in
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  • Why should an engineer or space scientist care about the social sciences when they have done fine without them (aside from psychology) since the beginning of the space age?
  • Compared to the United States or the Soviet Union at the dawn of the space age, China is taking longer but fewer strides.
  • In conclusion, space exploration in the 1990's has contributed a lot to the space age.


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Very modern; technologically advanced: a space-age control room
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  • How achingly modern and space-age it all sounded!
  • This space-age fantasy is technologically revolutionary, but a throwback nonetheless.
  • Today, medical research relies heavily on space-age technology and breakthroughs occur almost every day, sometimes arrived at in the most unexpected ways.
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