Definition of epochal in English:



  • Forming or characterizing an epoch; epoch-making.

    ‘the epochal scale of change in the East’
    ‘the beginning of Jesus's human life is an epochal event’
    • ‘Her country's epochal events form the colorful backdrop for her breathless and episodic recounting of her own journey of self-transformation.’
    • ‘The epochal event of the post-war world, the winning of the Cold War, is little understood and seldom discussed.’
    • ‘The current information revolution can be termed as the fifth epochal event since the birth of the human species.’
    • ‘Eleven years before the epochal events in Germany, a seismic change was taking place in China’
    • ‘The death of Ronald Reagan has proved an oddly epochal event, not just in America but across the world.’
    • ‘The International Monetary Fund played a crucial role in many of the epochal events of the 1990s.’
    • ‘But according to the authors, the epochal events failed to alter how most high administration officials understood the world.’
    • ‘These, too, we've come to expect, and if they weren't around we'd have reason to wonder if the event itself were as epochal as it's supposed to be.’
    • ‘Still, the industry restructuring may turn out to be an epochal event, possibly ushering in an age of stability and an end to trade protectionism.’
    • ‘He recalled the Exodus and other epochal events in Western history, claiming a similar importance for the present struggle.’
    • ‘As with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the launching of Sputnik, epochal events can briefly change all the rules of the political game.’
    • ‘The Mahabharata War was the epochal event of ancient India.’
    • ‘Scholars who seek to move beyond these epochal events may encounter obstacles as they negotiate the oral archive.’
    • ‘Then, in an epochal labor-and-management accord, the two sides stopped exploiting each other - and began exploiting the fans.’
    • ‘But this is a momentous, perhaps epochal, political shift.’
    • ‘He said an epochal flood ‘swallowed up’ the mountainous island.’
    • ‘I'd say this thing is moving toward an epochal confrontation.’
    • ‘No matter how the case ends, the court's decision to accept the recorded testimony from the two children as corroborative evidence is epochal.’
    • ‘Other defining moments have been more domestic than epochal.’
    • ‘These epochal developments have not commanded much official attention.’