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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Era  \E"ra\,  n.;  pl  {Eras}.  [LL.  aera  an  era,  in  earlier  usage, 
  the  items  of  an  account,  counters,  pl  of  aes,  aeris,  brass, 
  money.  See  {Ore}.] 
  1.  A  fixed  point  of  time,  usually  an  epoch,  from  which  a 
  series  of  years  is  reckoned. 
 
  The  foundation  of  Solomon's  temple  is  conjectured  by 
  Ideler  to  have  been  an  era.  --R.  S.  Poole. 
 
  2.  A  period  of  time  reckoned  from  some  particular  date  or 
  epoch;  a  succession  of  years  dating  from  some  important 
  event;  as  the  era  of  Alexander;  the  era  of  Christ,  or  the 
  Christian  era  (see  under  {Christian}). 
 
  The  first  century  of  our  era.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  3.  A  period  of  time  in  which  a  new  order  of  things  prevails; 
  a  signal  stage  of  history;  an  epoch. 
 
  Painting  may  truly  be  said  to  have  opened  the  new 
  era  of  culture.  --J.  A. 
  Symonds 
 
  Syn:  Epoch;  time;  date;  period;  age;  dispensation.  See 
  {Epoch}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  era 
  n  1:  a  period  marked  by  distinctive  character  or  reckoned  from  a 
  fixed  point  or  event  [syn:  {epoch}] 
  2:  a  major  division  of  geological  time;  an  era  is  divided  into 
  two  or  more  periods 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Era,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  76238 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  era  n.  Syn.  {epoch}.  Webster's  Unabridged  makes  these  words 
  almost  synonymous,  but  `era'  more  often  connotes  a  span  of  time 
  rather  than  a  point  in  time,  whereas  the  reverse  is  true  for  {epoch}. 
  The  {epoch}  usage  is  recommended. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ERA 
 
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  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  era 
 
  Synonym  {epoch}.  Webster's  Unabridged  makes  these  words 
  almost  synonymous,  but  era"  usually  connotes  a  span  of  time 
  rather  than  a  point  in  time. 
 
 




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