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Definitions of era

  1. a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a series of years is reckoned. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A period of time reckoned from some particular date or epoch; a succession of years dating from some important event; as, the era of Alexander; the era of Christ, or the Christian era (see under Christian). Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The point of time from which a series of years is reckoned; a period of time starting from a given point; opoch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A series of years reckoned from a particular point. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Series of years reckoned from an epoch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A period dating from a fixed epoch; as, the Christian era. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A period of time reckoned from some remarkable event, as the Christian era, thus differing from an epoch which is the point of time from which an era commences, as the birth of Christ or the flight of Mahomet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A fixed point of time from which a nation or people reckon their years, as Christian era; a succession of years from a fixed point; in geol., the commencement of a new system or formation, or the entire duration of that system or formation; an epoch is a point of time fixed by historians, or a certain memorable period of years-see epoch. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Synonym epoch. Webster's Unabridged makes these wordsalmost synonymous, but "era" usually connotes a span of timerather than a point in time. foldoc_fs
  13. [=e]'ra, n. a series of years reckoned from a particular point, or that point itself: an important date. [Late L. æra, a number, orig. 'counters,' pieces of copper used in counting, being the neut.pl. of æs, æris, copper.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. System of chronology starting from some particular point of time, as Christian e., e. of the HEGIRA; historical or other period; date forming commencement of this. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. See Aera. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  16. See Gelalaean era ; Era of Nabonassar ; Sothic period; Era of Yezdigard ; Yugs. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. n. [Latin] A fixed point of time from which a series of years is reckoned;—a succession of years proceeding from a fixed point, or comprehended between two fixed points; epoch; time; date; period; age. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. The account of time from any particular date or epoch. Complete Dictionary

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