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epoch

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an extent of time associated with a particular person or thing
  • Sir Isaac Newton is usually credited with establishing the epoch of modern science

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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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The first known use of epoch was in 1614

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“Epoch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/epoch. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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