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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A period of history secondary in achievement to that of a golden age.

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  • n. an historical period of great accomplishment in a field or a society, usually following, and not quite as good as, a golden age, and not as bad as an iron age.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the latter part (a. d. 14-180) of the classical period of Latinity, -- the time of writers of inferior purity of language, as compared with those of the previous golden age, so-called.

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

  • n. (classical mythology) the second age of the world, characterized by opulence and irreligion; by extension, a period secondary in achievement to a golden age

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