Associations to the word «Epoch»

Wiktionary

EPOCH, noun. A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.
EPOCH, noun. A notable event which marks the beginning of such a period.
EPOCH, noun. (astronomy) A precise instant of time that is used as a reference point.
EPOCH, noun. (computing) (uncountable) A precise instant of time that is used as a reference point (e.g. January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC).
EPOCH, verb. (sciences) (transitive) To divide (data) into segments by time period.

Dictionary definition

EPOCH, noun. A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.
EPOCH, noun. (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded.
EPOCH, noun. A unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages.

Wise words

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