- An example of an eon is the unit of measure used when talking about how long ago the solar system was created.
- An example of an eon is the amount of time since dinosaurs roamed the earth.
- an extremely long, indefinite period of time; thousands and thousands of years
- the major unit of geologic time, usually subdivided into eras
- a billion years
Origin of eonLate Latin ; from Classical Greek ai?n, an age, lifetime, eternity ; from Indo-European base an unverified form aiw-, vitality: see aye
- An indefinitely long period of time; an age.
- The longest division of geologic time, containing two or more eras.
Origin of eonLate Latin ae&omacron;n, from Greek ai&omacron;n; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek αἰών (aiōn, “age”).
- (politics) ΕΟΝ, the Greek National Organisation of Youth similar to the Hitler Youth, it was formed before WWII and disbanded in 1941.