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Meaning & Definition of Era in English

English

Era

/ɛrə/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • era
  • ,
  • epoch

2. A major division of geological time

  • An era is usually divided into two or more periods
    synonym:
  • era
  • ,
  • geological era

3. (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness

  • Calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched
    synonym:
  • earned run average
  • ,
  • ERA

Examples of using

This invention marked the dawn of a new era in weaving.
The revolution ushered in a new era.
During the Stalinist era, prisoners at concentration camps became slaves in service of the state.