epochal

adjective ep·och·al \ ˈe-pə-kəl , ˈe-ˌpä-kəl \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of epochal

1 : of or relating to an epoch
2 : uniquely or highly significant : momentous
  • during his three epochal years in the assembly
  • —C. G. Bowers
also : unparalleled
  • epochal stupidity

epochally

adverb

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1685

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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