epoch-making


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ep·och-mak·ing

(ĕp′ək-mā′kĭng, ē′pŏk-)
adj.
So significant and momentous as to characterize the beginning of a period: the president's epoch-making trip to China; epoch-making new technologies.
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epoch-making

adj
of great importance; momentous
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Adj.1.epoch-making - highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era; "epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill"; "an epoch-making discovery"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
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epoch-making

[ˈiːpɒkˌmeɪkɪŋ] ADJque hace época
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epoch-making

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epoch-making

[ˈiːpɒkˌmeɪkɪŋ] adjche fa epoca
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References in classic literature ?
The human, as apart from the scientific, side (developed in his own volumes) of his epoch-making discoveries is marked with a simplicity, clarity, and good sense beyond praise.
People talk glibly enough of epoch-making events; this was an epoch-making event.
While this epoch-making line was being strung, Vail was pushing his "grand telephonic system" policy by organizing The American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
When, some years ago, I chronicled in the Daily Gazette our epoch-making journey in South America, I little thought that it should ever fall to my lot to tell an even stranger personal experience, one which is unique in all human annals and must stand out in the records of history as a great peak among the humble foothills which surround it.
He disclosed further that the spectacle would assemble some of the finest entertainers Nigeria has produced in an epoch-making event that will stand as a 'worthy tribute to our glorious past and a yardstick for future initiatives of the kind.'
Shaikh Ali affirmed that the epoch-making meeting between HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the sports family came as a prompt response to the directives of His Majesty the King and constitutes the roadmap for the bright future of Bahraini sports in all of its components.
Despite being hailed by the world's leaders and media in '69 as an "epoch-making event" that would "bring the world together in peace" - in reality it was just one small step for man; one giant leap for hypocrisy.
Dr Nizmi was an epoch-making personality and he received various awards, including Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Pakistan, Living Legend of Journalism in 2010 and Lifetime Achievement Award by the All Pakistan Newspapers Society in 2011.
Koirala had founded the Nepali Congress and led the epoch-making political change of 2007 BS.
This new saga in development began with what PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz promised would be an 'epoch-making' news conference - politics in our country is hyped with the sort of fanfare movies and TV series are marketed with elsewhere.
It was an epoch-making event, which changed the course of history for the Indian Muslims.