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aeon(ˈiːən; ˈiːɒn) or
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]
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or ae•on(ˈi ən, ˈi ɒn)
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]
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Aeonan indefinitely long period of time.
Example: aeons of time, 1647.
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|Noun||1.||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
|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)
|3.||aeon - an immeasurably long period of time; "oh, that happened eons ago"|
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aeon[ˈiːɒn] n → éternité f
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aeoneon (esp Am) [ˈiːən] n → eternità f inv
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