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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A period of human culture between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, characterized by the use of weapons and implements made of bronze.

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  • proper noun archaeology A period in a civilization's development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze.
  • proper noun mythology One of the Classical Ages of Man, associated with warfare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence
  • noun (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons

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