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1. epoch

noun. ['ˈɛpək, ˈiːpək'] a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.

Synonyms

  • historic period
  • modern era
  • era
  • day
  • period of time
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • majority
  • minority
  • rejuvenate
  • day

Etymology

  • epocha (Latin)
  • ἐποχή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Epoch

  • alspach
  • coppock
  • epoch
  • ipock
  • isentropic
  • klepac
  • kopek
  • lepak
  • stupak
  • supak
  • tirpak

How do you pronounce epoch?

Pronounce epoch as ˈɛpək.

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Sentences with epoch


1. Noun, singular or mass
If the class is about the history of life, you could look at an entire era or epoch.

Quotes about epoch


1. By looking far out into space we are also looking far back into time, back toward the horizon of the universe, back toward the epoch of the Big Bang.
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

2. epoch-making

adjective. highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era.

Synonyms

  • epochal
  • significant

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • inessential
  • unimportant

3. epoch

noun. ['ˈɛpək, ˈiːpək'] (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded.

Synonyms

  • date

Antonyms

  • time off
  • regulation time

Etymology

  • epocha (Latin)
  • ἐποχή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. epoch

noun. ['ˈɛpək, ˈiːpək'] a unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages.

Synonyms

  • geologic time
  • period
  • geological time

Antonyms

  • immature
  • oldness
  • mature
  • old

Etymology

  • epocha (Latin)
  • ἐποχή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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