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era, period of historic time. In geology, it is the name applied to large divisions of geological process, e.g., Paleozoic era (see geology). In chronology an era is a period reckoned from a fixed point in time, as before or after the birth of Christ—before Christ, BC; Anno Domini [year of the Lord], AD The points best known for Western history are the creation of the world (Jewish, equivalent to 3761 BC; Byzantine, 5508 BC); the founding of the city of Rome [753 BC; year marked A.U.C. for ab urbe condita (from the founding of the city)]; the Hegira, the flight of Muhammad from Mecca (AD 622; abbreviation descr='[AH]'); and the founding of the Olympic games in ancient Greece (776 BC; time in Olympiads). Some people use C.E. (originally, Christian era, now common era) and descr='[BCE]' (before common era) in place of AD and BC, respectively. Since in different calendars years are of different lengths and do not begin on the same day (see calendar), several factors have to be used in changing the year of one era to that of another, and even with conversion charts there are still difficulties. Because of poor time calculation in earlier times, there may be anomalies in dating. Thus, the beginning of the Christian era, originally fixed probably by Dionysius Exiguus, was set a little too late. Therefore the actual birth of Jesus must be dated a little earlier, probably in 4 BC The term epoch is often confused with era in writing.

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e·ra / ˈi(ə)rə; ˈerə/ • n. a long and distinct period of history with a particular feature or characteristic: the era of glasnost. ∎  a system of chronology dating from a particular noteworthy event: the dawn of the Christian era. ∎  Geol. a major division of time that is a subdivision of an eon and is itself subdivided into periods: the Mesozoic era.

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era system of chronology reckoned from a point of time; date from which a period is reckoned XVII; period or epoch XVIII. — late L. æra, orig. pl. of æs æris copper, in the sense ‘counters (for calculation)’, used as fem. sg. for ‘number used as a basis of reckoning’, ‘epoch from which time is reckoned’.

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era A first-order geological time unit composed of several periods. The Mesozoic Era, for example, is composed of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods, dating from approximately 248 Ma to 65 Ma. When used formally the initial letter is capitalized. The equivalent chronostratigraphic unit is the erathem.

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era A first-order geological time unit composed of several periods. The Mesozoic Era, for example, is composed of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods, dating from approximately 248 Ma to 65 Ma. When used formally, the initial letter is capitalized.

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era First-order geologic time unit composed of several periods. The Mesozoic Era, for example, is composed of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods. When used formally, as above, the initial letter of the term is capitalized.

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ERA • abbr. ∎ Baseball earned run average. ∎  Equal Rights Amendment.

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eraAltamira, chimera, clearer, Elvira, era, hearer, Hera, hetaera, interferer, lempira, lira, lire, Madeira, Megaera, monstera, rangatira, rearer, scorzonera, sera, shearer, smearer, sneerer, steerer, Thera, Utsire, Vera •acquirer, admirer, enquirer, firer, hirer, inquirer, requirer, wirer •devourer, flowerer, scourer •Angostura, Bonaventura, bravura, Bujumbura, caesura, camera obscura, coloratura, curer, Dürer, durra, Estremadura, figura, fioritura, Führer, insurer, Jura, juror, Madura, nomenklatura, procurer, sura, surah, tamboura, tempura, tourer •labourer (US laborer) • Canberra •Attenborough •Barbara, Scarborough •Marlborough • Farnborough •Deborah • rememberer •Gainsborough • Edinburgh •Aldeburgh • blubberer •Loughborough •lumberer, slumberer •Peterborough •Berbera, gerbera •manufacturer • capturer • lecturer •posturer • torturer • nurturer •philanderer • gerrymanderer •slanderer •renderer, tenderer •dodderer •squanderer, wanderer •borderer • launderer • flounderer •embroiderer • Kundera •blunderer, plunderer, thunderer, wonderer •murderer • amphora • pilferer •offerer • sufferer •staggerer, swaggerer •sniggerer •lingerer, malingerer •treasurer • usurer • injurer • conjuror •perjurer • lacquerer •Ankara, hankerer •bickerer, dickerer •tinkerer • conqueror • heuchera •cellarer • cholera •camera, stammerer •armourer (US armorer) •ephemera, remora •kumara • woomera • murmurer •Tanagra • genera • gunnera •Tampere, tamperer •Diaspora •emperor, Klemperer, tempera, temperer •caperer, paperer •whimperer • whisperer • opera •corpora • tessera • viscera • sorcerer •adventurer, venturer •batterer, chatterer, flatterer, natterer, scatterer, shatterer •banterer •barterer, charterer •plasterer • shelterer • pesterer •et cetera • caterer •titterer, twitterer •potterer, totterer •fosterer •slaughterer, waterer •falterer, palterer •saunterer • poulterer •bolsterer, upholsterer •loiterer • roisterer • fruiterer •flutterer, mutterer, splutterer, stutterer, utterer •adulterer • musterer • plethora •gatherer • ditherer • furtherer •favourer (US favorer), waverer •deliverer, shiverer •hoverer •manoeuvrer (US maneuverer) •discoverer, recoverer

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ERA Baseball earned run average
• (USA) Economic Regulatory Administration
• Education Reform Act (1988)
• Electrical Research Association
• electronic reading automation
• Electronic Rentals Association
• (USA) Emergency Relief Administration
• engine-room artificer
• Computing entity relationship attribute (as in ERA diagram, ERA model)
• (USA) Equal Rights Amendment
• European Ramblers' Association
• Evangelical Radio Alliance

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