[ep-uh-kuh l or, esp. British, ee-po-]
- of, relating to, or of the nature of an epoch.
- extremely important, significant, or influential.
Origin of epochal
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Examples from the Web for epochal
His deficiencies and self-doubts, amid his epochal mission of liberation, are precisely what make him interesting.Meet Moses the Swashbuckling Israelite
December 14, 2014
Physics—and, indeed, the rest of the world—stands at the cusp of an epochal change.Must-Read College Novels: From “Lucky Jim” to “Pnin”
August 13, 2012
But even his dying was epochal—everything about this amazing writer resonates.Joseph Roth’s Letters Reveal a Great Forgotten Writer
February 10, 2012
In the grand scheme, this bill is not as significant as the epochal legislation of the 1930s and 1960s.Overcoming the Fear Factor
March 21, 2010
The silence lengthened until it became acute, epochal, climactic.The Shadow
The 1914 catalogue was epochal in the life of this big farmer.Plowing On Sunday
In 1868, Westinghouse made his epochal invention, the railway air-brake.Invention
Bradley A. Fiske
Historians recognize two epochal events in the life of the nation.
But in the future they will be regarded as epochal in the science of mind.The Religious Sentiment
Daniel G. Brinton
Word Origin and History for epochal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper