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epoch
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a significant period of time
The exact meaning of epoch depends upon its context. For example:
  • "an epoch of scientific discovery" — an historical period
  • "during the Late Jurassic epoch" — a unit of geological time smaller than a period and larger than an age
  • "the epoch moment of the photo" — the time of an astronomical measurement
  • It's an interesting characteristic of epochs such as ours that people begin to be afraid of saying the things they want to say-and afraid, when questioned, to remain silent about things they'd prefer never to utter.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (77% in)
  • Ladies and gentlemen, you have been chosen-in recognition of your distinguished public service and social loyalty-to witness the unveiling of a scientific achievement of such tremendous importance, such staggering scope, such epoch-making possibilities that up to this moment it has been known only to a very few and only as Project X. Dr. Stadler focused his field glasses on the only thing in sight-on the blotch of the distant farm.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (12% in)
  • What are the 'epoch-making possibilities'?
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (20% in)

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