eon

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See also: EON, E.ON, and ΕΟΝ

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • aeon (chiefly British or Gnostic)
  • æon (dated, chiefly British or Gnostic)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn, age).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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eon (plural eons)

  1. (US) Eternity.
  2. A period of 1,000,000,000 years.
    • 2012 January 1, Robert L. Dorit, “Rereading Darwin”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 23: 
      We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.
  3. (geology) The longest time period used in geology.
  4. (US, informal, hyperbolic) A long period of time.
    It's been eons since we last saw each other.
  5. (Gnosticism, usually spelled aeon or æon) A spirit being emanating from the Godhead.

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn, age).

Noun[edit]

eon m

  1. eon; eternity
  2. (geology) eon
  3. (informal, hyperbolically) eon
  4. A period of 1,000,000,000 years.
  5. (Gnosticism) eon

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • eon” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ěoːn/
  • Hyphenation: e‧on

Noun[edit]

èōn m (Cyrillic spelling ѐо̄н)

  1. eon

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

eon c

  1. eon; eternity
  2. (geology) eon

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