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Meaning of IRON AGE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (classical mythology) the last and worst age of the world
  2. [n]  (archeology) the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons
 
 See Also: period, period of time, prehistory, time period

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

In the history of computing, 1961-1971 - the formative era of commercial mainframe technology, when ferrite core memory dinosaurs ruled the earth. The Iron Age began, ironically enough, with the delivery of the first minicomputer (the PDP-1) and ended with the introduction of the first commercial microprocessor (the Intel 4004) in 1971.

See also stone age; compare elder days.

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Glossary
 
 Definition: a cultural stage characterized by the use of iron as the main metal.
 

 

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