era: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ēr'u, er'u), [key]
- a period of time marked by distinctive character, events, etc.: The use of steam for power marked the beginning of an era.
- the period of time to which anything belongs or is to be assigned: She was born in the era of hansoms and gaslight.
- a system of chronologic notation reckoned from a given date: The era of the Romans was based upon the time the city of Rome was founded.
- a point of time from which succeeding years are numbered, as at the beginning of a system of chronology: Caesar died many years before our era.
- a date or an event forming the beginning of any distinctive period: The year 1492 marks an era in world history.
- a major division of geologic time composed of a number of periods. See table under
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- era (Thesaurus)