Tuesday, October 11, 2011

aeon

aeon [ EE-uh'n, EE-on ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. an indefinitely or immeasurably long period of time; an age
2. the longest division of geological time, containing to or more eras
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Mythological stories often span aeons during which the plot thickens and evolves.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 He was the astronaut in the original Planet of the Apes (1968) who discovers that the gorilla-dominated world in which he has landed is actually Earth aeons after a nuclear holocaust.