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English noun: era

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


Synonymsepoch


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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