Doba, vreme nekoga znatnog događaja od koga se počinje brojati izvestan niz godina, otsek ili period vremena; činiti epohu, stvarati jedno novo i značajno doba, učiniti sebe ili doba u kojem se živi značajnim, izazvati velik ugled, biti značajan; astr. proizvoljno utvrđen datum za koji su uneti u tablice elementi nužni za izračunavanje mesta nekog nebeskog tela. (grč.)
ETYM Old Fren. aage, eage, French âge, from Latin aetas through a supposed Late Lat. aetaticum. Latin aetas is contracted from aevitas, from aevum lifetime, age; akin to Eng. aye ever. Related to Each.
1. A historic period.
2. A time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises.
3. How long something has existed.
4. A prolonged period of time
5. A late time of life
Sinonimi: date of reference
ETYM Late Lat. epocha, Greek epoche check, stop, an epoch of a star, an historical epoch, from epechein to hold on, check.
1. A unit of geological time.
2. (Astronomy) The precise date that is the point of reference for which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is referred; SYN. date of reference.
Subdivision of a geological period in the geological time scale. Epochs are sometimes given their own names (such as the Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, and Pliocene epochs comprising the Tertiary period), or they are referred to as the late, early, or middle portions of a given period (as the Late Cretaceous or the Middle Triassic epoch).
Any of the major divisions of geological time, each including several periods, but smaller than an eon. The currently recognized eras all fall within the Phanerozoic eon—or the vast span of time, starting about 570 million years ago, when fossils are found to become abundant. The eras in ascending order are the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic. We are living in the Recent epoch of the Quaternary period of the Cenozoic era.
Sinonimi: historic period | historical period | geological period
ETYM Latin periodus, Greek, a going round, a way round, a circumference, a period of time; peri round, about + hodos a way: cf. French période.
1. A stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time; SYN. historic period, historical period.
2. A time of life characterized as a distinct phase.
3. A unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; SYN. geological period.
4. One of (usually) three or four sections of play in various sports.
5. The end or completion of something.
6. The interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon.