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Periods of history - synonyms or related words

age

noun

a period of history

era

noun

a historical period with a particular character or feature

history

noun

the whole of time before the present, and all things that happened in that time

history

noun

the things that have happened in a particular place or to a particular group of people

world

noun

used about a particular society at a particular time in history

the turn of the century/year

the time around the end of one century/year and the beginning of the next

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spogs

spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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