What is epoch?

  • (noun): (astronomy) the precise date that is the point of reference for which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is referred.
    Synonyms: date of reference
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on epoch:

Chadronian - Geological Time
... Paleogene Period Paleocene Epoch Eocene Epoch Oligocene Epoch Danian
List Of Marvel Comics Characters: E - Epoch
... Epoch is a fictional cosmic entity in the Marvel Comics universe ... She is the "daughter" of Eon and "granddaughter" of Eternity ...
Epoch - Acronym
... EPOCh, Extrasolar Planet Observation and Characterization, a NASA mission associated with EPOXI EPOCH, European Parallel Operating System based on ChorusOS ...

More definitions of "epoch":

  • (noun): A unit of geological time.
  • (noun): A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.
    Synonyms: era

Famous quotes containing the word epoch:

    The death of a dear friend, wife, brother, lover, which seemed nothing but privation, somewhat later assumes the aspect of a guide or genius; for it commonly operates revolutions in our way of life, terminates an epoch of infancy or of youth which was waiting to be closed, breaks up a wonted occupation, or a household, or style of living, and allows the formation of new ones more friendly to the growth of character.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The death of a dear friend, wife, brother, lover, which seemed nothing but privation, somewhat later assumes the aspect of a guide or genius; for it commonly operates revolutions in our way of life, terminates an epoch of infancy or of youth which was waiting to be closed, breaks up a wonted occupation, or a household, or style of living, and allows for the formation of new ones more friendly to the growth of character.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Old age cannot be cured. An epoch or a civilization cannot be prevented from breathing its last. A natural process that happens to all flesh and all human manifestations cannot be arrested. You can only wring your hands and utter a beautiful swan song.
    Renee Winegarten (b. 1922)