epochally

epochal

[ep-uh-kuhl or, esp. British, ee-po-]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of an epoch.
2.
extremely important, significant, or influential.

Origin:
1675–85; epoch + -al1

epochally, adverb
nonepochal, adjective
preepochal, adjective
unepochal, adjective
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epoch (ˈiːpɒk)
 
n
1.  a point in time beginning a new or distinctive period: the invention of nuclear weapons marked an epoch in the history of warfare
2.  a long period of time marked by some predominant or typical characteristic; era
3.  astronomy a precise date to which information, such as coordinates, relating to a celestial body is referred
4.  geology a unit of geological time within a period during which a series of rocks is formed: the Pleistocene epoch
5.  physics the displacement of an oscillating or vibrating body at zero time
 
[C17: from New Latin epocha, from Greek epokhē cessation; related to ekhein to hold, have]
 
epochal
 
adj
 
'epochally
 
adv

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