Preepochal

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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epochal

adjective
highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era; "epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill"; "an epoch-making discovery" 
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