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  1. Dark Ages

    • ph.
      the period in western Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the high Middle Ages, c. 500–1100 ad, during which Germanic tribes swept through Europe and North Africa, often attacking and destroying towns and settlements. It was judged to have been a time of relative unenlightenment, though scholarship was kept alive in the monasteries and learning was encouraged at the courts of Charlemagne and Alfred the Great.;a period of supposed unenlightenment
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    • 1. the period in western Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the high Middle Ages, c. 500–1100 ad, during which Germanic tribes swept through Europe and North Africa, often attacking and destroying towns and settlements. It was judged to have been a time of relative unenlightenment, though scholarship was kept alive in the monasteries and learning was encouraged at the courts of Charlemagne and Alfred the Great.
    • a period of supposed unenlightenment a throwback to the dark ages of computing
    • humorous, derogatory an obscure or little-regarded period in the past, especially as characterizing an outdated attitude or practice the judge is living in the dark ages
    • 2. a period in Greece and the Aegean from the end of the Bronze Age until the beginning of the historical period. There was no building of palaces and fortresses, and the art of writing was apparently lost.