epoch
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈiːˌpɒk/, /ˈɛp.ək/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɛp.ək/, /ˈɛpˌɑk/, /ˈiˌpɑk/, /ˈeɪˌpɑk/

Noun

epoch (plural epochs)

  1. A particular period of history, especially one considered noteworthy or remarkable.
  2. A notable event which marks the beginning#Noun|beginning of such a period.
  3. (astronomy) A precise instant of time#Noun|time that is used as a point of reference.
  4. (computing) Uses in computing.
    1. A precise instant of time that is used as a point of reference (e.g., January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC).
    2. One complete presentation of the training#Noun|training data set to an iterative machine learning algorithm; generation.
      The neural network was trained over 500 epochs.
  5. (geology) A unit of geologic time subdividing a period into smaller parts.
Synonyms
  • (particular period in history) age, era (only in general usage; in geology the words age, epoch, and era have specific meanings)
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: orario epocale, epoca
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Verb

epoch (epochs, present participle epoching; past and past participle epoched)

  1. (sciences, transitive) To divide (data) into segments by time period.



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