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English noun: era

1. era (time) a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

Narrower (hyponym)age, day, historic period, modern era

Instance hyponymCaliphate, Christian era, Common era

2. era (time) a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods

Synonymsgeological era

Broader (hypernym)geologic time, geological time

Instance hyponymAge of Mammals, Age of Reptiles, Cenozoic, Cenozoic era, Mesozoic, Mesozoic era, Paleozoic, Paleozoic era

Part holonymgeological period, period

Part meronymaeon, eon

3. ERA (communication) (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched

Synonymsearned run average

Broader (hypernym)criterion, measure, standard, touchstone

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

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