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epoch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of epoch

  1. an extent of time associated with a particular person or thing Sir Isaac Newton is usually credited with establishing the epoch of modern science Synonyms of epoch day, age, era, period, timeWords Related to epoch cycle, generation, year; bit, space, span, spell, stretch, while; date, vintage

Synonym Discussion of epoch

period, epoch, era, age mean a division of time. period may designate an extent of time of any length.
    • periods of economic prosperity
epoch applies to a period begun or set off by some significant or striking quality, change, or series of events.
    • the steam engine marked a new epoch in industry
era suggests a period of history marked by a new or distinct order of things.
    • the era of global communications
age is used frequently of a fairly definite period dominated by a prominent figure or feature.
    • the age of Samuel Johnson


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