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ae·on

 (ē′ŏn′, ē′ən)
n.
Variant of eon.

aeon

(ˈiːən; ˈiːɒn) or

eon

n
1. an immeasurably long period of time; age
2. (Astronomy) a period of one thousand million years
3. (Theology) (often capital) gnosticism one of the powers emanating from the supreme being and culminating in the demiurge
[C17: from Greek aiōn an infinitely long time]

e•on

or ae•on

(ˈi ən, ˈi ɒn)

n.
1. an indefinitely long period of time; age.
2. the largest division of geologic time, comprising two or more eras.
3. one billion years.
[1640–50; < Late Latin aeōn < Greek aiṓn space of time, age]

Aeon

 an indefinitely long period of time.
Example: aeons of time, 1647.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aeon - (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe
Gnosticism - a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
2.aeon - the longest division of geological time
geologic time, geological time - the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
geological era, era - a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
3.aeon - an immeasurably long period of time; "oh, that happened eons ago"
long time, years, age - a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years"

eon

also aeon
noun
A long time:
eternity, long, year (used in plural).
Informal: age (used in plural), blue moon.
Translations

aeon

[ˈiːən] N
1. (Astron) → eón m
2. (fig) → eternidad f

aeon

[ˈiːɒn] néternité f

aeon

nÄon m (geh), → Ewigkeit f; through aeons of timeäonenlang (geh)

aeon

eon (esp Am) [ˈiːən] neternità f inv
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