Noun Aeon Definition and Examples


Noun:

Aeon

Pronunciation:

/ˈiːən/

Definition:
1.

noun

An indefinite and very long period of time.
  1. 'That person, born aeons ago, unknowingly began a multibillion-dollar industry that focuses on treating illness.'
  2. 'I'll spend aeons staring at bottles of expensive shampoo humming ‘Maybe this time’.'
  3. 'Long-term solutions to the problems affecting them would have been enacted aeons ago.'
  4. 'Audiences have been waiting aeons for a good sci-fi flick.'
  5. 'In the 21st century, the 1930s seem to be aeons away.'
  6. 'It has been known for aeons of time that security resides within oneself - it cannot be bought.'
  7. 'It is being together, without seeing each other for aeons.'
  8. 'So in summary, my invention will bring 20 years of happiness followed by aeons of fear and destruction.'
  9. 'The authorities here have finally done something they should have done aeons ago.'
  10. 'Ages and aeons ago, when I was in high school, I took a word processing course to fill a credit.'
  11. 'Because they have succumbed to erosion and weathering, perhaps for aeons, these craters are notoriously difficult to spot.'
  12. 'Over the eons the lunar spin rate has been damped by Earth's gravity, because the Moon's mass distribution is not uniform.'
  13. 'It's a rock place, a world of eons and eras and millions of years conflated to timelessness.'
  14. 'These creatures were direct descendants of the great dinosaurs of the long past Mesozoic Aeon.'
  15. 'The Proterozoic aeon (2,500-540 million years ago) saw episodic increases in atmospheric oxygen content.'
  16. 'The record has been much deformed, reconstituted, and obliterated during the subsequent Proterozoic and Phanerozoic eons.'
(in Neoplatonism, Platonism, and Gnosticism) a power existing from eternity; an emanation or phase of the supreme deity.
  1. 'Freedom did not exist before history (in some Gnostic aeon of perfection), but actualizes itself in a passage through time.'
  2. 'He goes on to note that all aeons emanate from it.'
((n.) A period of immeasurable duration; also, an emanation of the Deity. See Eon.|--|(n.) An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a long space of time; an age.|--|(n.) One of the embodiments of the divine attributes of the Eternal Being.|--|)


noun

1. (in Gnosticism) one of a class of powers or beings conceived as emanating from the Supreme Being and performing various functions in the operations of the universe.

2. eon.


Examples:

"aeons can be after aeons."

Origin:
Mid 17th century: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek aiōn ‘age’.

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