- aeon (chiefly British or Gnostic)
- æon (dated, chiefly British or Gnostic)
eon (plural eons)
- (US) Eternity.
- A period of 1,000,000,000 years.
2012 January 1, Robert L. Dorit, “Rereading Darwin”, in 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.
- (geology) The longest time period used in geology.
- (US, informal, hyperbolic) A long period of time.
- It's been eons since we last saw each other.
- (Gnosticism, usually spelled aeon or æon) A spirit being emanating from the Godhead.
- Archean eon
- temporal æon
period of 1,000,000,000 years
informal, hyperbolic: a long period of time
a being emanating from the Godhead
- IPA(key): /ěoːn/
- Hyphenation: e‧on
èōn m (Cyrillic spelling ѐо̄н)
Declension of eon