dark age

noun

Definition of dark age

  1. 1 :  a time during which a civilization undergoes a decline: such asa Dark Ages plural :  the European historical period from about a.d. 476 to about 1000; broadly :  middle agesb or Dark Age :  the Greek historical period of three to four centuries from about 1100 b.c. —often plural

  2. 2 or Dark Age a :  the primitive period in the development of something —usually plural in the dark ages of medicineb :  a state of stagnation or decline —usually plural

1640

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1640

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