EPOCH (Gr. E7roxij, holding in suspense, a pause, from E1rxav, to hold up, to stop) , a
See also:term for a stated
See also:period of
See also:time, and so used of a date accepted as the starting-point of an era or of a new period in chronology, such as the
See also:birth of Christ . It is hence transferred to a period which marks a
See also:change, whether in the
See also:history of a
See also:country or a science, such as a great
See also:discovery or invention . Thus an event may be spoken of as " epoch-making." The word is also used, synonymously with " period," for any space of time marked by a distinctive
See also:condition or by a particular series of events . In astronomy the word is used for a moment from which time is measured, or at which a definite position of a
See also:body or a definite relation of two bodies occurs . For example, the position of a body moving in an orbit cannot be determined unless its position at some given time is known . The given time is then the epoch; but the term is often applied to the mean longitude of the body at the given time .
EPITOME (Gr. lircroui, from isrLTEµveW, to cut sho...
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