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epochal

[ep-uh-kuh l or, esp. British, ee-po-] /ˈɛp ə kəl or, esp. British, ˈi pɒ-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of an epoch.
2.
extremely important, significant, or influential.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; epoch + -al1
Related forms
epochally, adverb
nonepochal, adjective
preepochal, adjective
unepochal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for preepochal

epochal

adj.

1680s, from epoch + -al (1).

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