HyperDic: eon

English > 3 senses of the word eon:
NOUNtimeeon, aeonthe longest division of geological time
timeeon, aeonan immeasurably long period of time
person eon, aeon(Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe
eon > pronunciation
Soundsiy'aan; iy'ahn
RhymesAbidjan ... Yukon: 149 rhymes with aan...
Aachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > eon: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe longest division of geological time.
InstancesArchean, Archean eon, Archean aeon, Archeozoic, Archaeozoic, Archeozoic eon, Archaeozoic aeonThe time from 3,800 million years to 2,500 million years ago
Hadean, Hadean time, Hadean eon, Hadean aeon, Priscoan, Priscoan eon, Priscoan aeonThe earliest eon in the history of the Earth from the first accretion of planetary material (around 4,600 million years ago) until the date of the oldest known rocks (about 3,800 million years ago)
Phanerozoic, Phanerozoic eon, Phanerozoic aeonThe period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present
Precambrian, Precambrian eon, Precambrian aeon, Precambrian periodThe eon following the Hadean time and preceding the Phanerozoic eon
Proterozoic, Proterozoic eon, Proterozoic aeonFrom 2,500 to 544 million years ago
Partsera, geological eraA major division of geological time
Broadergeological time, geologic timeThe time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
Spanisheon, eón, evo
Adjectiveseonian, aeonianof or relating to a geological eon (longer than an era)
English > eon: 3 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningAn immeasurably long period of time.
Example"oh, that happened eons ago"
Broaderlong time, age, yearsA prolonged period of time
Adjectiveseoniancontinuing forever or indefinitely
English > eon: 3 senses > noun 3, person
Meaning(Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe.
CategoryGnosticismA religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element
Broaderspiritual being, supernatural beingAn incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events

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