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ep·och

 (ĕp′ək, ē′pŏk′)
n.
1. A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.
2. A unit of geologic time that is a division of a period.
3. Astronomy An instant in time that is arbitrarily selected as a point of reference for specification of celestial coordinates.

[Medieval Latin epocha, measure of time, from Greek epokhē, a point in time; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

epoch

(ˈiːpɒk)
n
1. a point in time beginning a new or distinctive period: the invention of nuclear weapons marked an epoch in the history of warfare.
2. a long period of time marked by some predominant or typical characteristic; era
3. (Astronomy) astronomy a precise date to which information, such as coordinates, relating to a celestial body is referred
4. (Palaeontology) geology a unit of geological time within a period during which a series of rocks is formed: the Pleistocene epoch.
5. (General Physics) physics the displacement of an oscillating or vibrating body at zero time
[C17: from New Latin epocha, from Greek epokhē cessation; related to ekhein to hold, have]
epochal adj
ˈepˌochally adv

ep•och

(ˈɛp ək; esp. Brit. ˈi pɒk)

n.
1. a period of time marked by distinctive features, noteworthy events, changed conditions, etc.: an epoch of peace.
2. the beginning of a distinctive period in the history of anything.
3. a point of time distinguished by a particular event or state of affairs; a memorable date.
4. any of several divisions of a geologic period during which a geologic series is formed.
5. an arbitrarily fixed instant of time used as a reference in giving the elements of the orbit of a celestial body.
[1605–15; < New Latin epocha < Greek epochḗ pause, check, fixed point in time]

ep·och

(ĕp′ək, ē′pŏk′)
The shortest division of geologic time, being a subdivision of a period.

epoch

- Pronounced EH-puhk, it is from Greek epokhe, "fixed point in time, stoppage," and it was first the initial point in a chronology from which succeeding years were numbered.
See also related terms for stoppage.

epoch

A time unit within a geological period.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epoch - a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or eventepoch - a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
day - an era of existence or influence; "in the day of the dinosaurs"; "in the days of the Roman Empire"; "in the days of sailing ships"; "he was a successful pianist in his day"
historic period, age - an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"
modern era - the present or recent times
2.epoch - (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
date - the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred; "he tried to memorizes all the dates for his history class"
3.epoch - a unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages
geologic time, geological time - the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
geological period, period - a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; "ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"

epoch

noun era, time, age, period, date, aeon the beginning of a major epoch in world history

epoch

noun
A particular time notable for its distinctive characteristics:
age, day, era, period, time (often used in plural).
Translations
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aikakausiajanjaksoepookkikäännekohta
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epoch

[ˈiːpɒk] Népoca f
to mark an epochhacer época, marcar un hito

epoch

[ˈiːpɒk] népoque f, ère f

epoch

nZeitalter nt (also Geol), → Epoche f

epoch

[ˈiːpɒk] n (period) → epoca, era

epoch

(ˈiːpok) , ((American) ˈepək) noun
(the start of) a particular period of history, development etc. The invention of printing marked an epoch in the history of education.
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Participaron en este estudio 100 pacientes hombres y mujeres con diagnostico de DF (n = 49) y EPOC (n = 51).
Mientras que se ha documentado reduccion en la mortalidad por enfermedad cardiovascular, entre 1970 y 2002 existio aumento de casi 100% en mortalidad ajustada por la edad dada por la EPOC (1).
15 January 2014 - French molecular diagnostics developer IntegraGen said yesterday it had partnered with the team of the New EPOC study to validate the oncology biomarker hsa-miR-31-3p.
La Organizacion Mundial de la Salud estimo que en el 2004 la EPOC genero en el mundo la perdida de 30,2 millones de anos de vida ajustados por discapacidad (AVAD) y que en el 2005 fue la responsable del 5% del total de muertes registradas (4).
Entretanto, ainda sao poucos os estudos que monitoraram o EPOC em condicoes especificas de realizacao do metodo em circuito em varias manipulacoes dos componentes da carga de treinamento e rarissimos estudos com essas caracteristicas foram conduzidos com idosos.
After a single bout of resistance training EPOC exceeds exercise [O.
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Scott points out that EPOC does not fully explain anaerobic energy use and that the anaerobic contributions to exercise may be even greater than originally thought, especially where lactic acid production is concerned.
La EPOC se puede definir como un proceso inflamatorio anormal e impredecible, donde se presenta bronquitis obstructiva, enfisema o ambas.
It can be denoted from these diagrams that the EPOC performances in iris recognition has the best performances than the POC and BPOC methods.
Mediante revision de la literatura cientifica, de trabajos no publicados y del analisis de los registros hospitalarios de los centros de salud de las localidades de El Vaiven, La Isla, Palmira, Tasajera, Puerto Nuevo, Buritaca, Guachaca, Arenal, Baru, Ararca, Santa Ana, San Pablo, Ayapel, el Hospital Infantil Napoleon Franco Pareja y el Hospital San Pablo de Cartagena, se estimaron el numero de casos, las hospitalizaciones, muertes y Anos de Vida Ajustados por Discapacidad (AVAD) originados tanto por IRA como EPOC, usando el metodo de estimacion del estudio de carga global de enfermedad (14).