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Meaning & Definition of Epoch in English

English

Epoch

/ɛpək/

noun

1. A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

    synonym:
  • era
  • ,
  • epoch

2. (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded

    synonym:
  • epoch
  • ,
  • date of reference

3. A unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages

    synonym:
  • epoch

Examples of using

A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.