epoch

  • 1 Epoch — Ep och ([e^]p [o^]k or [=e] p[o^]k; 277), n. [LL. epocha, Gr. epochh check, stop, an epoch of a star, an historical epoch, fr. epe chein to hold on, check; epi upon + e chein to have, hold; akin to Skr. sah to overpower, Goth. sigis victory, AS.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 epoch — 1. An epoch is the beginning of a distinctive period in the history of something or someone, whereas an era is a period of history characterized by particular circumstances or by a particular series of events. A period is a more general term for… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Epoch Co. — Epoch Co., Ltd. is a Japanese toy and computer games company founded in 1958 which is best known for manufacturing Barcode Battler and Doraemon video games. Its current Representative President is Road Yutaka MaedaHistoryFounded in May 1958 by… …

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  • 4 Epoch — (dt. Epoche) bezeichnet im deutschen Sprachgebrauch die Epoche der Unixzeit zwei US amerikanische Science Fiction Filme, siehe Torus – Das Geheimnis aus einer anderen Welt (Epoch), Epoch: Evolution (2003) einen japanischen Hersteller von… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 Epoch — Epoch  неоднозначный термин. Возможные значения: Epoch  японская компания по производству детских игрушек. Unix Epoch  UNIX время, система описания моментов во времени, принятая в UNIX …

    Википедия

  • 6 epoch — [ep′ək; ] also [ ep′äk΄; ] Cdn & Brit usually [ ē′päk΄] n. [ML epocha < Gr epochē, a check, cessation < epechein, to hold in, check < epi , upon + echein, to hold: see SCHEME] 1. the beginning of a new and important period in the history …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 epoch — index age, cycle, duration, lifetime, period, phase (period) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 epoch — 1610s, epocha, point marking the start of a new period in time (e.g. the founding of Rome, the birth of Christ, the Hegira), from L.L. epocha, from Gk. epokhe stoppage, fixed point of time, from epekhein to pause, take up a position, from epi on… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 epoch — era, age, *period, aeon …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 epoch — [n] period age, date, era, span, time; concepts 807,822 …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 epoch — ► NOUN 1) a period of time marked by particular events or characteristics. 2) the beginning of a period of history. 3) Geology a division of time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself subdivided into ages. DERIVATIVES epochal adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Epoch — PeriodizationIn periodization, epoch can refer to:* Epoch (reference date) A defining moment in the beginning of, or characteristic of, a distinctive historical period or era. * On the geologic time scale, a span of time smaller than a period and …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 epoch — /ep euhk/ or, esp. Brit., /ee pok/, n. 1. a particular period of time marked by distinctive features, events, etc.: The treaty ushered in an epoch of peace and good will. 2. the beginning of a distinctive period in the history of anything: The… …

    Universalium

  • 14 epoch — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ new ▪ modern, present ▪ early, past ▪ historical VERB + EPOCH …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 epoch —    1. a measure of time used in astronomy. In an epoch system, times are specified as years and fractions of years (such as epoch 1998.5). To set a starting point for the system, a specific epoch time must be fixed as a particular clock time of a …

    Dictionary of units of measurement

  • 16 Epoch — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Epoch (homonymie). L epoch (de l anglais époque ou ère) représente la date initiale à partir de laquelle est mesuré le temps par les systèmes d exploitation. Principe Cette date varie selon les systèmes, par… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 17 epoch — n. 1) to mark; usher in an epoch 2) a glacial; revolutionary epoch * * * [ iːpɒk] revolutionary epoch usher in an epoch a glacial to mark …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 epoch — e|poch [ˈi:pɔk US ˈepək] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: epocha, from Greek epoche ending, fixed point , from epechein to stop for a time, hold back ] a period of history = ↑era ▪ the Victorian epoch ▪ The king s death marked the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 epoch — [[t]i͟ːpɒk, AM e̱pək[/t]] epochs 1) N COUNT: usu with supp If you refer to a long period of time as an epoch, you mean that important events or great changes took place during it. The birth of Christ was the beginning of a major epoch of world… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 epoch — UK [ˈiːpɒk] / US [ˈepək] / US [ˈɪˌpɑk] noun [countable] Word forms epoch : singular epoch plural epochs a) a long period of time in the history of a people or place b) a particular period of past time in geology …

    English dictionary


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