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  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}. 




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