Epoch

[anthology] Epoch is an anthology of science fiction stories edited by Roger Elwood and Robert Silverberg, issued in hardcover by Berkley Putnam in 1975 and in paperback by Berkley in 1977. == Table of contents == Each story has an afterword. Several were nominated for and/or won awards, and the Gregory Benford story was expanded into the n...
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EPOCH

acronym: European Programme on Climate and Hazards (EEC)
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Epoch

An epoch is a division of a geologic period; it is the smallest division of geologic time, lasting several million years.
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epoch

[n] - (astronomy) the precise date that is the point of reference for which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is referred 2. [n] - a unit of geological time
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Epoch

An instant in time for which the positions of celestial objects are given.
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Epoch

Ep'och (ĕp'ŏk or ē'pŏk; 277) noun [ Late Latin epocha , Greek 'epochh` check, stop, an epoch of a star, an historical epoch, from 'epe`chein to hold on, check; 'epi` upon + 'e`chein to have, hold; akin to Sanskrit
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epoch

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

• (n.) A division of time characterized by the prevalence of similar conditions of the earth; commonly a minor division or part of a period. • (n.) An arbitrary fixed date, for which the elements used in computing the place of a planet, or other heavenly body, at any other date, are given; as, the epoch of Mars; lunar elements for the epo...
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epoch

(from the article `time`) ...purposes. Although defining time presents difficulties, measuring it does not; it is the most accurately measured physical quantity. A time ...
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epoch

unit of geological time during which a rock series is deposited. It is a subdivision of a geological period and the word is capitalized when ...
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epoch

in Greek philosophy,`suspension of judgment,` a principle originally espoused by nondogmatic philosophical Skeptics of the ancient Greek Academy ... [7 related articles]
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Epoch

each period of the standard geologic time scale is divided into epochs (e.g., Pleistocene Epoch of the Quaternary Period).
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Epoch

Geologic time unit that is shorter than a period.
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epoch

a measure of time used in astronomy. In an epoch system, times are specified as years and fractions of years (such as epoch 1998.5). To set a starting point for the system, a specific epoch time must be fixed as a particular clock time of a particular date. In 1984, the International Astronomical Union agreed that epoch times should be fixed by req...
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epoch

a unit of time equal to 19 years, used in predictions of the tides. In this use, an epoch is another name for a Metonic cycle. All possible alignments of the sun and moon occur in this 19-year cycle, so tidal heights and other tidal phenomena are averaged over this period.
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epoch

The time and date at which an astronomical observation is made (epoch of observation), or the date for which orbital elements (epoch of elements) or the positions of celestial objects are calculated. Specifying the epoch is important because the apparent positions of objects in the sky change gradua...
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epoch

epoch, unit of geologic time that is a subdivision of a period. The Pleistocene and Holocene epochs, for example, are divisions of the Quaternary period. Epoch is also used to describe a short length of geologic time during a special occurrence, such as the glacial epoch. See geology; Geologic Times...
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Epoch

An epoch, or era, is a fixed point of time, commonly selected on account of some remarkable event by which it has been distinguished, and which is made the beginning or determining point of a particular year from which all other years, whether preceding or ensuing, are computed. In the Christian countries, the creation and the birth of Christ are t...
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epoch

Subdivision of a geological period in the geological time scale. Epochs are sometimes given their own names (such as the Palaeocene, 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). ...
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EPOCH

An abbreviation for a chemotherapy combination used to treat aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including mantle cell lymphoma. It includes the drugs etoposide phosphate, prednisone, vincristine sulfate (Oncovin), cyclophosphamide, and doxorubicin hydrochloride (hydroxydaunorubicin). Also called EPOCH regimen.
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Epoch

[American magazine] Epoch is a triannual American literary magazine founded in 1947 and published by Cornell University. It has published well-known authors and award-winning work including stories reprinted in The Best American Short Stories series and poems later included in The Best American Poetry series. It publishes fiction, poetry, e...
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Epoch

[geology] In geochronology, an epoch is a subdivision of the geologic timescale that is longer than an age and shorter than a period. We are currently living in the Holocene Epoch of the Quaternary Period. Rock layers deposited during an epoch are called a series. Series are subdivisions of the stratigraphic column that, like epochs, are su...
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Epoch

[astronomy] In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time used as a reference point for some time-varying astronomical quantity, such as the celestial coordinates or elliptical orbital elements of a celestial body, because these are subject to perturbations and vary with time. These time-varying astronomical quantities might include, for examp...
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Epoch

[reference date] In the fields of chronology and periodization, an epoch is an instant in time chosen as the origin of a particular era. The `epoch` then serves as a reference point from which time is measured. Time measurement units are counted from the epoch so that the date and time of events can be specified unambiguously. Events taking...
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EPOCH

An interval of geologic time; a division of a period. (Example: Pleistocene Epoch).
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