: causing an important change in history
The steam engine was an epoch-making development in the history of industry.

Examples of epoch-making in a Sentence

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“Epoch-making.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epoch-making. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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