An epoch is just any given time period usually marked by specific events. For example, one might describe the period of the French Revolution as "the epoch of belief,...the ep…och of incredulity" (Bonus points if anyone knows what novel that's from...) (MORE)
A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy. .
A notable event that marks the beginning of such a period. See synonyms at http://wiki.…answers.com/topic/period . .
A unit of geologic time that is a division of a period. .
Astronomy . An instant in time that is arbitrarily selected as a point of reference. (MORE)
It is the epoch we may now be living in. It is supposed to be the epoch in which humans have become so widespread that we have had a major impact on the world's ecosystems. It… was first introduced a few years back and the geological societies are considering adding it to the geologic time scale. The time when the epoch started is thought to be around the time of the Industrial Revolution. Anthropo means "human", and cene means "new" (MORE)