ADJ: usu ADJ n
An epoch-making change or declaration is considered to be the extremely important because it is likely to have a significant effect on a particular period of time.

It was meant to sound like an epoch-making declaration.

...the epoch-making changes now taking place in Eastern Europe.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • epoch-making — epoch .making adj very important in changing the way people live or the way a society is organized ▪ the epoch making social changes of the 1960s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • epoch-making — epoch ,making adjective having an important effect on the future: an epoch making decision …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • epoch-making — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ significant; historic …   English terms dictionary

  • epoch-making — adjective highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill an epoch making discovery • Syn: ↑epochal • Similar to: ↑significant,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • epoch-making — /ep euhk may king/ or, esp. Brit., /ee pok /, adj. opening a new era, as in human history, thought, or knowledge; epochal: an epoch making discovery. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • epoch-making — UK / US adjective having an important effect on the future an epoch making decision …   English dictionary

  • epoch-making — /ˈipɒk meɪkɪŋ/ (say eepok mayking) adjective opening a new era, as in human history, thought, or knowledge: an epoch making discovery …   Australian English dictionary

  • epoch-making — adjective Constituting an epoch; opening a new era; introducing new conceptions or a new method in the treatment of a subject …   Wiktionary

  • epoch-making — adjective significant; historic …   English new terms dictionary

  • epoch-making — adjective very important in changing or developing people s lives …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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