noun ae·on \ˈē-ən, ˈē-ˌän\

Definition of AEON

:  an immeasurably or indefinitely long period of time :  age
a usually eon :  a very large division of geologic time usually longer than an era
b :  a unit of geologic time equal to one billion years

Variants of AEON

ae·on or eon \ˈē-ən, ˈē-ˌän\

Examples of AEON

  1. <it's been aeons since I saw a movie at the multiplex>
  2. <glaciers that formed aeons ago>

Origin of AEON

Latin, from Greek aiōn — more at aye
First Known Use: circa 1642

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

Rhymes with AEON


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