Definition of epoch :
1. A division of time characterized by the prevalence of similar conditions of the earth; commonly a minor division or part of a period.
2. A fixed point of time, established in history by the occurrence of some grand or remarkable event; a point of time marked by an event of great subsequent influence; as, the epoch of the creation; the birth of Christ was the epoch which gave rise to the Christian era.
3. A period of time, longer or shorter, remarkable for events of great subsequent influence; a memorable period; as, the epoch of maritime discovery, or of the Reformation.
4. An arbitrary fixed date, for which the elements used in computing the place of a planet, or other heavenly body, at any other date, are given; as, the epoch of Mars; lunar elements for the epoch March 1st, 1860.
5. The date at which a planet or comet has a longitude or position.
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age (part of speech: noun)
point of time (part of speech: noun)
duration (part of speech: noun)
- " The day I commenced this plan was to me the epoch of a new and terrible existence. - "Pelham, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009.
- He is not limited to one epoch of time. - "Love's Final Victory", Horatio.
- A new epoch began to dawn. - "A Manual of the Antiquity of Man", J. P. MacLean.