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Era vs. Epoch

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Main Difference

The main difference between Era and Epoch is that the Era is a an approximation of spatio-temporal bounds marked by cultural or natural phenomena and Epoch is a reference point from which time is measured

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  • Era (noun)

    A time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year.

  • Era (noun)

    A unit of time, smaller than eons and greater than periods.

  • Epoch (noun)

    A particular period of history, especially one considered noteworthy or remarkable.

  • Epoch (noun)

    A beginning of such a period.

  • Epoch (noun)

    A time that is used as a point of reference.

  • Epoch (noun)

    Uses in computing.

  • Epoch (noun)

    A precise instant of time that is used as a point of reference (e.g., January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC).

  • Epoch (noun)

    A subdividing a period into smaller parts.

  • Epoch (verb)

    To divide (data) into segments by time period.

Wiktionary
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  • Era (noun)

    A fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a series of years is reckoned.

  • Era (noun)

    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).

  • Era (noun)

    A period of time in which a new order of things prevails; a signal stage of history; an epoch.

  • Epoch (noun)

    A fixed point of time, established in history by the occurrence of some grand or remarkable event; a point of time marked by an event of great subsequent influence; as, the epoch of the creation; the birth of Christ was the epoch which gave rise to the Christian era.

  • Epoch (noun)

    A period of time, longer or shorter, remarkable for events of great subsequent influence; a memorable period; as, the epoch of maritime discovery, or of the Reformation.

  • Epoch (noun)

    A division of time characterized by the prevalence of similar conditions of the earth; commonly a minor division or part of a period.

  • Epoch (noun)

    The date at which a planet or comet has a longitude or position.

Webster Dictionary
  • Era (noun)

    a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

  • Era (noun)

    a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods

  • Epoch (noun)

    a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

  • Epoch (noun)

    (astronomy) the precise date that is the point of reference for which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is referred

  • Epoch (noun)

    a unit of geological time

Princeton's WordNet

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