aeon

[ee-uhn, ee-on]
noun
1.
(in Gnosticism) one of a class of powers or beings conceived as emanating from the Supreme Being and performing various functions in the operations of the universe.
2.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin < Greek aiṓn space of time, age

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aeon or esp (US) eon (ˈiːən, ˈiːɒn, ˈiːən, ˈiːɒn)
 
n
1.  an immeasurably long period of time; age
2.  a period of one thousand million years
3.  (often capital) gnosticism one of the powers emanating from the supreme being and culminating in the demiurge
 
[C17: from Greek aiōn an infinitely long time]
 
eon or esp (US) eon
 
n
 
[C17: from Greek aiōn an infinitely long time]

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aeon
1640s, from L. aeon, from Gk. aion "age, eternity" (see eon).
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Example sentences
Each aeon starts off with the universe being of zero size and high uniformity.
Aeon not only promotes its verification scheme, but also promotes that its products are environmentally friendly.
Ten years ago-an aeon in gaming time-that might have borne some relation to reality.
At this point in the aeon, the universe-now old and large beyond imagining-is once again a sea of uniform particles.
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