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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Before they had met, both aged six, Finch seemed to have lived alone for eons.
▪ But there was a sombre shadow of familiarity to it and after subjective eons of frustration, intuition struck her.
▪ Look under, look at the bottom of the list of eon.
▪ Mind or intelligence had not been involved; those eons were empty of all that touched the emotions.
▪ Moreover, some of these polymorphisms are astonishingly ancient; they have persisted for geological eons.
▪ The ice destroyed the drainage pattern of eons.
▪ Tourism, one can safely say, is at least an eon away.
▪ Well at the, at the end of the list of words that we translate eon for example.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Eon \E"on\, AEon \[AE]"on\, n. [L. aeon, fr. Gr. a'iwn space or period of time, lifetime, age; akin to L. aevum. See Age.]

  1. An immeasurable or infinite space of time; eternity; a long space of time; an age.

    The eons of geological time.

  2. (Gnostic Philos.) One of the embodiments of the divine attributes of the Eternal Being.

    Among the higher [AE]ons are Mind, Reason, Power, Truth, and Life.
    --Am. Cyc.

    Note: Eons were considered to be emanations sent forth by God from the depths of His grand solitude to fulfill various functions in the material and spiritual universe.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from Late Latin aeon, from Greek aion "age, vital force; a period of existence, a lifetime, a generation; a long space of time," in plural, "eternity," from PIE root *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (cognates: Sanskrit ayu "life," Avestan ayu "age," Latin aevum "space of time, eternity," Gothic aiws "age, eternity," Old Norse ævi "lifetime," German ewig "everlasting," Old English a "ever, always"). Related: Eonian; eonic.


n. 1 (context US English) eternity. 2 A period of 1,000,000,000 years.

  1. n. the longest division of geological time [syn: aeon]

  2. an immeasurably long period of time [syn: aeon]

  3. (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe [syn: aeon]


eOn was a distributed computing project for the BOINC client, which uses theoretical chemistry techniques to solve problems in condensed matter physics and materials science. It was a project of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas.

Traditional molecular dynamics can accurately model events that occur within a fraction of a millisecond. In order to model events that take place on much longer timescales, Eon combines transition state theory with kinetic Monte Carlo. The result is a combination of classical mechanics and quantum methods like density functional theory.

Since the generation of new work units depended on the results of previous units, the project could only give each host a few units at a time.

On May 26, 2014, it was announced that eOn would be retiring from BOINC.

Eon (novel)

Eon is a 1985 science fiction novel by Greg Bear. It is the first story written in The Way fictional universe.

Events in Eon take place in 2005, when the U.S. and U.S.S.R. are on the verge of nuclear war. In that tense political climate, a 290 km asteroid is detected, following an anomalous and very powerful energy burst just outside the solar system. The asteroid moves into a highly eccentric Near-Earth orbit, and the two nations each try to claim this mysterious object (dubbed "the Stone" by the Americans and "the Potato" by the Soviets, with the Chinese using 鲸, meaning "whale"), with the U.S. and N.A.T.O. allied nations succeeding. Eon was nominated for an Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987.

Eon (comics)

Eon is one of the fictional cosmic entities appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Eon (role-playing game)

Eon is a fantasy role-playing game set in the fictitious world of Mundana. It's developed and published by Swedish company Helmgast. Eon is the Swedish word for Aeon.

Eon (album)

Eon is an album by American jazz pianist and composer Richard Beirach recorded in 1974 and released on the ECM label.

Eon (musician)

Ian Loveday, better-known as Eon (22 September 1954 – 17 June 2009) was a rave pioneer.

Born in 1954, Loveday was the son of violinist Alan Loveday and pianist Ruth Stanfield.

His tracks made their way to early 1990s pirate radio stations in London, and then out on vinyl through small labels like BAAD and Vinyl Solution. He released Void Dweller, with its dark and hard driving beats, on Columbia Records in September 1992; it used samples from David Lynch's Dune, the Outer Limits, and themes from the horror movie Basket Case.

His sound was a link between the early Detroit techno and contemporary dance music. In the early 1990s this release was shared between disc jockeys and musicians and was very influential. Eon was known for the acid techno song called "Spice" which was released in November 1990. Later in his career he worked with Baby Ford and Bizarre Inc., and released singles on Trelik Records and Electron Industries.

Usage examples of "eon".

It took physical contact, breathing chalky sediments or tracing with your fingertips the outline of some paleozoic brachiopod, to truly feel the eons imbedded in a place like this.

Henceforth this year would creep toward its low mark ever more slowly, pausing at the zero of solstice, obliquely peering through a certain slit at Stonehenge, and returning dumbly north, climbing the spine of the west, from the caude of Tierra del Fuego up the flex of Cordilleras, ending here, at what would be the nape of the Brooks range, the archaic brainstem of the planet, where, eons ago, a landbridge had offered passage to migrants from the east.

Twenty-four Ancients, offering to the Supreme Being the first supplications and the first homage, remind us of the Mysterious Chiefs of Judaism, foreshadow the Eons of Gnosticism, and reproduce the twenty-four Good Spirits created by Ormuzd and inclosed in an egg.

But the Chief of the Celestial Empire created a Power which he placed on the frontiers of Heaven to protect his Eons, and destroy the Empire of Evil.

Matter before the assembled Energy-beings who had so drearily waited over the eons for something new.

This was a totally different place and there could be no question that he had been projected farther back in time than ever before -- back to the day of some great epicontinental sea, back to a time, perhaps, when the atmosphere had far less oxygen than it would have in later eons.

Once it succeeded but Erg Noor managed to catch hold of Eon Thai as he rolled past, dropped flat on his stomach and caught hold of a big boulder with his hooked gloves.

This time there were four instead of the three people awake on board: Erg Noor and Pour Hyss, whose tour of duty it was, were joined by Louma Lasvy and Eon Thai.

Eon had deserted the embassy on account of ten thousand francs which the department of foreign affairs at Versailles had refused to allow him, though the money was his by right.

About the same time a London banker had deposited the sum of twenty thousand guineas at the Bank of England, being ready to wager that sum that Eon was a woman.

The bet was taken by a number of persons who had formed themselves into a kind of company for the purpose, and the only way to decide it was that Eon should be examined in the presence of witnesses.

And, certainly, if any modern music seems to have the resisting power that beats back the centuries and the eons, it is his pieces of bronze and ironware and granite.

Eons passed, and the matter dissipated in a cloud of monatomic hydrogen, evenly dispersed through a universe ten light-years in diameter.

Once, far in the distant past of the Galaxy, a race called the Numen had stepped through that hatch and ruled the stars for eons.

The layers were ribboned with ancient striations, where eons of fire and sediment had birthed their early formation.