Definition of Epochal

1. Adjective. Highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era. "An epoch-making discovery"

Exact synonyms: Epoch-making
Similar to: Important, Significant
Derivative terms: Epoch



Definition of Epochal

1. a. Belonging to an epoch; of the nature of an epoch.

Definition of Epochal

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to an epoch ¹

2. Adjective. highly important or significant; monumentous, epoch-making ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epochal

1. epoch [adj] - See also: epoch

Lexicographical Neighbors of Epochal

epizootics
epizooties
epizootiologic
epizootiologies
epizootiology
epizooty
epizudic
epkwele
eplerenone
eplivanserin
epluchage
epn
epoch
epoch-making
epocha
epochal (current term)
epochally
epochas
epoche
epochs
epode
epodes
epodic
epoetin
epoetin alfa
epoetins
epogen
epomania
eponychia
eponychium

Literary usage of Epochal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Alfred Thayer MAHAN (1905)
"Whatever the merits of the treaty otherwise, therefore, the willingness of Great Britain to enter into it at all gave it an epochal significance. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... see a distinct epochal line in the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), with which the formation of great Protestant territories came to an end. ..."

3. History of Domestic and Foreign Commerce of the United States by Emory Richard Johnson (1915)
"The Civil War an epochal period in the history of the foreign commerce, 63. Throughout the period from 1830 to 1860, when both foreign and internal commerce ..."

4. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"... (though she is twenty-six and he only eighteen) when she makes her epochal appearance in the Chatteris theatre. Her father encourages her to accept him ..."

5. The Church and Social Reforms by James Robert Howerton (1913)
"II THE epochal MOVEMENTS OF HISTORY IT is the opinion of many thoughtful men that we are now entering upon one of those epochal movements in human history ..."

6. Modern Battles of Trenton by William Edgar Sackett (1914)
"CHAPTER XXXII epochal BOOM IN STATE GROWTH New Population and New Enterprise Follow Under-River Terminal Opening and Larger Transit Facilities—Figures That ..."

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