from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A world or realm of radically transformed existence, especially one in which technological progress has both positive and negative results.
- noun A field, endeavor, or aspect of life that seems new and often intimidating because one is experiencing it for the first time.
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- noun An ambitious, often utopian, vision of the future.
- noun A significant change for the worse.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Originally a phrase written by William Shakespeare in The Tempest (c.1610): How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world / That has such people in't! (later used by Aldous Huxley as the title of his novel Brave New World (1932), a depiction of future dystopia in which humans are separated into rigid castes and controlled through technological and chemical means ).]
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From the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World, which is in turn a reference to a line from William Shakespeare's play The Tempest (first performed around 1611).
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