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 for Eras
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Era \E"ra\, n.; pl. Eras. [LL. aera an era, in earlier usage,
     the items of an account, counters, pl. of aes, aeris, brass,
     money. See Ore.]
     1. A fixed point of time, usually an epoch, from which a
        series of years is reckoned.
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              The foundation of Solomon's temple is conjectured by
              Ideler to have been an era.           --R. S. Poole.
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     2. A period of time reckoned from some particular date or
        epoch; a succession of years dating from some important
        event; as, the era of Alexander; the era of Christ, or the
        Christian era (see under Christian).
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              The first century of our era.         --M. Arnold.
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     3. A period of time in which a new order of things prevails;
        a signal stage of history; an epoch.
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              Painting may truly be said to have opened the new
              era of culture.                       --J. A.
                                                    Symonds.
  
     Syn: Epoch; time; date; period; age; dispensation. See
          Epoch.
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