An example of an epoch is the adolescent years.
An examplf of an epoch is the Victorian era.
The first earth satellite marked a new epoch in the study of the universe.
An epoch of social revolution.
Origin of epoch
- Medieval Latin epocha measure of time from Greek epokhē a point in time segh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin epocha, from Ancient Greek ἐποχή (epokhē, “a check, cessation, stop, pause, epoch of a star, e.g., the point at which it seems to halt after reaching the highest, and generally the place of a star; hence, a historical epoch”), from ἐπέχειν (epechein, “to hold in, check”), from ἐπί (épí, “upon”) + ἔχειν (echein, “to have, hold”).