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noun: A distinctive time period in history.
From Latin epocha, from Greek epoche (stoppage, pause), from epi- (upon) + ekhein (to stay or hold). Ultimately from the Indo-European root segh- (to hold), which also gave us hectic, scheme, scholar, cathect, and asseverate. Earliest documented use: 1614.
“Half a millennium from now, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa will have become great engines of productivity.
Stranger things have happened. A millennium ago real output per person was significantly higher in China than in Britain. To predict that a European backwater would lead the world into the most transformative economic epoch in history would have seemed like madness.”
Hitting the Big Time; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 20, 2019.
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