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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
References in classic literature ?
A people without written language, without art, without homes, without love; the victim of eons of the horrible community idea.
Before us would unfold the forgotten story of the lost eons that have preceded us.
I told them that it was obvious our very existence depended upon our unity of action, that we were to all intent and purpose entering a new world as far from the seat and causes of our own world-war as if millions of miles of space and eons of time separated us from our past lives and habitations.
He had heard of the Krolus and the Galus--reputed to be still higher in the plane of evolution--and now he had indisputable evidence of a race possessing refinements of civilization eons in advance of the spear-men.
Two immediate advantages of the MOU is that the societies have agreed to a greater exchange of materials developed by each, particularly those in languages other than English, and to look at the development of improved Web-based cancer nursing resources for members of ONS and EONS.
Eons.com offers news on hobbies and entertainment for older people, interactive games to improve brain strength, tips on how to live longer and a personalised longevity calculator.
The car, called the Eon, has a three-cylinder, four-door, five-seat hatchback, and is slightly bigger than the much-hyped Tata Nano.