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Definition of Epoch

Epoch

  1. A fixed point of time, established in history by the occurrence of some grand or remarkable event; a point of time marked by an event of great subsequent influence; as, the epoch of the creation; the birth of Christ was the epoch which gave rise to the Christian era.
  2. A period of time, longer or shorter, remarkable for events of great subsequent influence; a memorable period; as, the epoch of maritime discovery, or of the Reformation.
  3. A division of time characterized by the prevalence of similar conditions of the earth; commonly a minor division or part of a period.
  4. The date at which a planet or comet has a longitude or position.
  5. An arbitrary fixed date, for which the elements used in computing the place of a planet, or other heavenly body, at any other date, are given; as, the epoch of Mars; lunar elements for the epoch March 1st, 1860.

Epoch Quotations

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
Karl Marx

Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time.
Karl Lagerfeld

For the first 1,500 years of the Christian epoch, this problem of 'authority,' in both senses of that term, was solved by having the divine mandate wrapped up in languages that the majority of the congregation could not understand, and by having it presented to them by a special caste or class who alone possessed the mystery of celestial decoding.
Christopher Hitchens

It's the relationship I have with the world: always trying to escape from reality. I'm a daydreamer; I don't feel in harmony with my epoch or the societies I live in.
Amin Maalouf
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Epoch Translations

epoch in Danish is epoke
epoch in Dutch is tijdsgewricht, tijdperk
epoch in Finnish is ajanjakso
epoch in German is Epoche
epoch in Hungarian is korszak, kor
epoch in Italian is epoca
epoch in Latin is tempus temporis
epoch in Swedish is epok, tid