epoch meaning

EN[ˈiː.pɒk] [ˈɛp.ək] [ˈɛp.ɑk] [ˈip.ɑk]
  • An epoch, Epoch or EPOCH may refer to:

    Definition of epoch in English Dictionary

  • NounPLepochs
    1. A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.
      1. Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.
    2. A notable event which marks the beginning of such a period.
      1. (astronomy) A precise instant of time that is used as a reference point.
        1. (computing) NU A precise instant of time that is used as a reference point (e.g. January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC).
        2. VerbSGepochsPRepochingPT, PPepoched
          1. (sciences) VT To divide (data) into segments by time period.
            1. The continuous data were epoched into segments of 1500 ms (starting 500 ms before visual stimulus onset), time-locked to stimulus onset (0 ms) and sorted according to experimental conditions.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • But what an epoch in the xian world—what a time for a xian Orator to make a deep & eternal impression on socity[sic].
            • After filtering, an independent component analysis (ICA) was applied to the epoched data, using the extended infomax ICA algorithm [41 ].
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              Meaning of epoch for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "epoch" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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