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  • proper n. The period of European history encompassing (roughly) 476–1000 CE.
  • proper n. The time before the Internet was popular.
  • proper n. Any relatively primitive period of time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a period of stagnation and obscurity in literature and art, lasting, according to Hallam, nearly 1000 years, from about 500 to about 1500 A. D.. See Middle Ages, under Middle.

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  • n. the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance


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