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epoch

noun [C] uk   /ˈiː.pɒk/ us    /-pɑːk/ ( plural epochs)
a long period of time, especially one in which there are new developments and great change: The president said that his country was moving into a new epoch, which would be one of lasting peace.
Translations of “epoch”
in Spanish época…
in French époque…
in German die Epoche…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指出現新進步和大變革的)時代,紀元,時期…
in Russian эпоха…
in Turkish çağ, devir…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指出现新进步和大变革的)时代,纪元,时期…
in Polish epoka…
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