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Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for era in the sense of this definition

(era is a kind of ...) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

"the schools comply with federal standards" "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

(era belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 2: a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for era in the sense of this definition

(era is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of era ) an era of existence or influence

"in the day of the dinosaurs" "in the days of the Roman Empire" "in the days of sailing ships" "he was a successful pianist in his day"

(... is a kind of era ) an era of history having some distinctive feature

"we live in a litigious age"

(... is a kind of era ) the present or recent times

(... is an instance of era) the era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community

"their goal was to reestablish the Caliphate"

(... is an instance of era) the time period beginning with the supposed year of Christ's birth

Definition 3: a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for era in the sense of this definition

(era is a kind of ...) the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)

(... is an instance of era) approximately the last 63 million years

(... is an instance of era) from 230 million to 63 million years ago

(... is an instance of era) from 544 million to about 230 million years ago

(era is a part of ...) a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed

"ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"

(... is part of era) the longest division of geological time

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