postmillennial

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Etymology[edit]

From post- +‎ millennial.

Adjective[edit]

postmillennial (comparative more postmillennial, superlative most postmillennial)

  1. (Christianity) Pertaining to the belief that the Second Coming will take place after the millennium. [from 19th c.]
  2. Pertaining to the period following the year 1000 or (now more usually) following the year 2000. [from 20th c.]
    • 2006, Rosie Ifould, The Guardian, 18 June:
      In 2001, the US author Marc Prensky invented the term “digital native” to describe the post-millennial generation who would grow up in an online world.