[ep-uh k-mey-king or, esp. British, ee-pok-]
- opening a new era, as in human history, thought, or knowledge; epochal: an epoch-making discovery.
Origin of epoch-making
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for epoch-making
The marriage feast was indeed an epoch-making event in the county.They of the High Trails
And now a word as to the personality of the author of this epoch-making statement.Danger! and Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
There lies my attitudinizor, which may well become an epoch-making device.The Point of View
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Priestley's discovery of oxygen was epoch-making, but does not represent all that he did.Priestley in America
Edgar F. Smith
If we can discover this, we shall have the secret of this epoch-making novel.
- of great importance; momentous
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