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  Definition of epoch
  1. a unit of geological time
  2. a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
  3. (astronomy) the precise date that is the point of reference for which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is referred
Similar Words: era, date of reference

 

Hyponyms: Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent epoch, Pleistocene, Pleistocene epoch, Glacial epoch, Pliocene, Pliocene epoch, Miocene, Miocene epoch, Oligocene, Oligocene epoch, Eocene, Eocene epoch, Paleocene, Paleocene epoch, Caliphate, Christian era, Common era, day, historic period, age, modern era

 

Part Meronyms: period, geological period

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: epoha   Bulgarian: епоха  
Croatian: epoha   French: époque  
German: Epoche   Greek: εποχή  
Italian: epoca   Polish: epoka  
Portuguese: época   Russian: эпоха  
Serbian: епоха   Spanish: época  
 
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