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Middle Ages (n.)

"period between ancient and modern times" (formerly roughly 500-1500 C.E., now more usually 1000-1500), attested from 1610s, translating Latin medium aevum (compare German mittelalter, French moyen âge).

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Definitions of Middle Ages from WordNet

Middle Ages (n.)
the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance;
Synonyms: Dark Ages
From wordnet.princeton.edu