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Synonyms for epoch

Synonyms for epoch

a particular time notable for its distinctive characteristics

Synonyms for epoch

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

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

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

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Constant revolutionising of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones.
But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
Familiar as it stands in the writer's recollection,--for it has been an object of curiosity with him from boyhood, both as a specimen of the best and stateliest architecture of a longpast epoch, and as the scene of events more full of human interest, perhaps, than those of a gray feudal castle,--familiar as it stands, in its rusty old age, it is therefore only the more difficult to imagine the bright novelty with which it first caught the sunshine.
The family of Colonel Pyncheon, at the epoch of his death, seemed destined to as fortunate a permanence as can anywise consist with the inherent instability of human affairs.
During the Revolution, the Pyncheon of that epoch, adopting the royal side, became a refugee; but repented, and made his reappearance, just at the point of time to preserve the House of the Seven Gables from confiscation.
The immense areas in some parts of the world, for instance in South America, of bare metamorphic rocks, which must have been heated under great pressure, have always seemed to me to require some special explanation; and we may perhaps believe that we see in these large areas, the many formations long anterior to the silurian epoch in a completely metamorphosed condition.
I cast about for some such notion as this to apply to our little world, so as to inaugurate a third commercial epoch.
All this has been changed in our day; and we must even take our epoch as we find it.
From here the group has to work on finding data using layers of rock or Earth to prove the shift in epochs and formally submit findings to the stratigraphic authorities.
We hypothesized that the use of longer sampling epochs would overestimate the time spent walking and underestimate the number of discrete walking bouts and that the magnitude of this over- and underestimation due to longer sampling epochs would be greater when the number of steps per day was low.
It seems logical to characterize four major epochs in western forest management: two in the past, one still in operation but phasing out, and one in the future but beginning to be seen in many places.
The notion that glacial epochs could be due to changes inCO.
In her new position, Talbot will become a key member of the EPOCH management team with responsibility for building direct sales and business partnerships on a national and global basis.
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