eon

or ae·on

[ ee-uh n, ee-on ]
/ ˈi ən, ˈi ɒn /

noun

an indefinitely long period of time; age.
the largest division of geologic time, comprising two or more eras.
Astronomy. one billion years.

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Origin of eon

see origin at aeon
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British Dictionary definitions for eons

eon
/ (ˈiːən, ˈiːɒn) /

noun

the usual US spelling of aeon
geology the longest division of geological time, comprising two or more eras
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Science definitions for eons

eon
[ ēŏn′ ]

The longest division of geologic time, containing two or more eras.
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