from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The atomic age.
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- n. The age in which nuclear energy and nuclear weapons were developed.
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Men on the rack, men in the last stages of exhaustion; One little spark of fire, one little spark of an element as old as time itself, and all the brilliant technological progress of the twentieth century was set at nothing, the frontiers of man's striving translated in a moment from the nuclear age to the dark unknown of pre-history.
At our house everything was out in the open, including the brutality and instability of the nuclear age we were living in and my parents’ struggling-artist finances.