epoch-making

[ ep-uh k-mey-king or, esp. British, ee-pok- ]
/ ˈɛp əkˌmeɪ kɪŋ or, esp. British, ˈi pɒk- /
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adjective

opening a new era, as in human history, thought, or knowledge; epochal: an epoch-making discovery.

Nearby words

  1. epizootiology,
  2. epizooty,
  3. epns,
  4. epo,
  5. epoch,
  6. epochal,
  7. epode,
  8. epoetin alfa,
  9. eponychia,
  10. eponychium

Origin of epoch-making

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for epoch-making

epoch-making

adjective

of great importance; momentous
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