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era

  

      n  
1    a period of time considered as being of a distinctive character; epoch  
2    an extended period of time the years of which are numbered from a fixed point or event  
the Christian era     
3    a point in time, esp. one beginning a new or distinctive period: the discovery of antibiotics marked an era in modern medicine  
4      (Geology)   a major division of geological time, divided into several periods  
the Mesozoic era     
     (C17: from Latin aera counters, plural of aes brass, pieces of brass money)  


Christian Era  
      n   the period beginning with the year of Christ's birth. Dates in this era are labelled a.d., those previous to it b.c.,   (Also called)    Common Era  
Common Era  
      n      another name for       Christian Era  
ERA  
      n     (in Britain)  
      acronym for   Education Reform Act: the 1988 act which established the key elements of the National Curriculum and the Basic Curriculum  
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ERA  
      n     (in Britain)  
      acronym for   Education Reform Act: the 1988 act which established the key elements of the National Curriculum and the Basic Curriculum  


Christian Era  
      n   the period beginning with the year of Christ's birth. Dates in this era are labelled a.d., those previous to it b.c.,   (Also called)    Common Era  
Common Era  
      n      another name for       Christian Era  
era  
      n  
1    a period of time considered as being of a distinctive character; epoch  
2    an extended period of time the years of which are numbered from a fixed point or event  
the Christian era     
3    a point in time, esp. one beginning a new or distinctive period: the discovery of antibiotics marked an era in modern medicine  
4      (Geology)   a major division of geological time, divided into several periods  
the Mesozoic era     
     (C17: from Latin aera counters, plural of aes brass, pieces of brass money)  

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era

  
  
aeon, age, cycle, date, day or days, epoch, generation, period, stage, time  

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