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period

  

      n  
1    a portion of time of indefinable length  
he spent a period away from home     
2   
a    a portion of time specified in some way  
the Arthurian period, Picasso's blue period     
b    (as modifier)  
period costume     
3    a nontechnical name for an occurrence of menstruation  
4      (Geology)   a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks is formed  
the Jurassic period     
5    a division of time, esp. of the academic day  
6      (Physics, maths)  
a    the time taken to complete one cycle of a regularly recurring phenomenon; the reciprocal of frequency.,   (Symbol)    T  
b    an interval in which the values of a periodic function follow a certain pattern that is duplicated over successive intervals  
sin x = sin (x + 2π), where 2π is the period     
7      (Astronomy)  
a    the time required by a body to make one complete rotation on its axis  
b    the time interval between two successive maxima or minima of light variation of a variable star  
8      (Chem)   one of the horizontal rows of elements in the periodic table. Each period starts with an alkali metal and ends with a rare gas  
   Compare       group       11  
9       another term (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       full stop  
10    a complete sentence, esp. a complex one with several clauses  
11      (Music)   a passage or division of a piece of music, usually consisting of two or more contrasting or complementary musical phrases and ending on a cadence,   (Also called)    sentence  
12    (in classical prosody) a unit consisting of two or more cola  
13    Rare   a completion or end  
     (C14 peryod, from Latin periodus, from Greek periodos circuit, from peri- + hodos way)  


base period  
      n     (Statistics)   a neutral period used as a standard for comparison in constructing an index to express a variable factor: 100 is usually taken as the index number for the variable in the base period  
cooling-off period  
      n  
1    a period during which the contending sides to a dispute reconsider their options before taking further action  
2    a period, often 14 days, that begins when a sale contract or life-assurance policy is received by a member of the public, during which the contract or policy can be cancelled without loss  
critical period  
      n     (Psychol)   a period in a lifetime during which a specific stage of development usually occurs. If it fails to do so, it cannot readily occur afterwards  
glacial period  
      n  
1    any period of time during which a large part of the earth's surface was covered with ice, due to the advance of glaciers, as in the late Carboniferous period, and during most of the Pleistocene; glaciation  
2    often caps   the Pleistocene epoch,   (Also called)    glacial epoch, ice age  
incubation period  
      n     (Med)   the time between exposure to an infectious disease and the appearance of the first signs or symptoms,   (Sometimes shortened to)    incubation  
latency period  
      n     (Psychoanal)   a period according to Freud, from the age of about five to puberty, when sexual interest is diminished  
latent period  
      n  
1    the incubation period of an infectious disease, before symptoms appear  
2       another name for       latent time  
period of revolution  
      n     (Astronomy)   the mean time taken for one body, such as a planet, to complete a revolution about another, such as the sun  
period piece  
      n   an object, a piece of music, a play, etc., valued for its quality of evoking a particular historical period: often one regarded as of little except historical interest  
safe period  
      n  
Informal   the period during the menstrual cycle when conception is considered least likely to occur  
   See also       rhythm method  
sidereal period  
      n     (Astronomy)   the period of revolution of a body about another with respect to one or more stars  
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full stop   , full point  
      n   the punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence that is not a question or exclamation, after abbreviations, etc.,   (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    period         


base period  
      n     (Statistics)   a neutral period used as a standard for comparison in constructing an index to express a variable factor: 100 is usually taken as the index number for the variable in the base period  
cooling-off period  
      n  
1    a period during which the contending sides to a dispute reconsider their options before taking further action  
2    a period, often 14 days, that begins when a sale contract or life-assurance policy is received by a member of the public, during which the contract or policy can be cancelled without loss         
critical period  
      n     (Psychol)   a period in a lifetime during which a specific stage of development usually occurs. If it fails to do so, it cannot readily occur afterwards  
glacial period  
      n  
1    any period of time during which a large part of the earth's surface was covered with ice, due to the advance of glaciers, as in the late Carboniferous period, and during most of the Pleistocene; glaciation  
2    often caps   the Pleistocene epoch,   (Also called)    glacial epoch, ice age  
incubation period  
      n     (Med)   the time between exposure to an infectious disease and the appearance of the first signs or symptoms,   (Sometimes shortened to)    incubation  
latency period  
      n     (Psychoanal)   a period according to Freud, from the age of about five to puberty, when sexual interest is diminished  
latent period  
      n  
1    the incubation period of an infectious disease, before symptoms appear  
2       another name for       latent time  
period         
      n  
1    a portion of time of indefinable length  
he spent a period away from home            
2   
a    a portion of time specified in some way  
the Arthurian period, Picasso's blue period     
b    (as modifier)  
period costume     
3    a nontechnical name for an occurrence of menstruation  
4      (Geology)   a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks is formed  
the Jurassic period     
5    a division of time, esp. of the academic day  
6      (Physics, maths)  
a    the time taken to complete one cycle of a regularly recurring phenomenon; the reciprocal of frequency.,   (Symbol)    T  
b    an interval in which the values of a periodic function follow a certain pattern that is duplicated over successive intervals  
sin x = sin (x + 2π), where 2π is the period     
7      (Astronomy)  
a    the time required by a body to make one complete rotation on its axis  
b    the time interval between two successive maxima or minima of light variation of a variable star  
8      (Chem)   one of the horizontal rows of elements in the periodic table. Each period starts with an alkali metal and ends with a rare gas  
   Compare       group       11  
9       another term (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       full stop  
10    a complete sentence, esp. a complex one with several clauses  
11      (Music)   a passage or division of a piece of music, usually consisting of two or more contrasting or complementary musical phrases and ending on a cadence,   (Also called)    sentence  
12    (in classical prosody) a unit consisting of two or more cola  
13    Rare   a completion or end  
     (C14 peryod, from Latin periodus, from Greek periodos circuit, from peri- + hodos way)  
period of revolution  
      n     (Astronomy)   the mean time taken for one body, such as a planet, to complete a revolution about another, such as the sun  
period piece  
      n   an object, a piece of music, a play, etc., valued for its quality of evoking a particular historical period: often one regarded as of little except historical interest  
safe period  
      n  
Informal   the period during the menstrual cycle when conception is considered least likely to occur  
   See also       rhythm method  
sidereal period  
      n     (Astronomy)   the period of revolution of a body about another with respect to one or more stars  

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menstruation  
      n   the approximately monthly discharge of blood and cellular debris from the uterus by nonpregnant women from puberty to the menopause,   (Also called)    menses     (Nontechnical name)    period         
  menstruous      adj  


base period  
      n     (Statistics)   a neutral period used as a standard for comparison in constructing an index to express a variable factor: 100 is usually taken as the index number for the variable in the base period  
cooling-off period  
      n  
1    a period during which the contending sides to a dispute reconsider their options before taking further action  
2    a period, often 14 days, that begins when a sale contract or life-assurance policy is received by a member of the public, during which the contract or policy can be cancelled without loss  
critical period  
      n     (Psychol)   a period in a lifetime during which a specific stage of development usually occurs. If it fails to do so, it cannot readily occur afterwards  
glacial period  
      n  
1    any period of time during which a large part of the earth's surface was covered with ice, due to the advance of glaciers, as in the late Carboniferous period, and during most of the Pleistocene; glaciation  
2    often caps   the Pleistocene epoch,   (Also called)    glacial epoch, ice age  
incubation period  
      n     (Med)   the time between exposure to an infectious disease and the appearance of the first signs or symptoms,   (Sometimes shortened to)    incubation  
latency period  
      n     (Psychoanal)   a period according to Freud, from the age of about five to puberty, when sexual interest is diminished  
latent period  
      n  
1    the incubation period of an infectious disease, before symptoms appear  
2       another name for       latent time  
period         
      n  
1    a portion of time of indefinable length  
he spent a period away from home     
2   
a    a portion of time specified in some way  
the Arthurian period, Picasso's blue period     
b    (as modifier)  
period costume     
3    a nontechnical name for an occurrence of menstruation  
4      (Geology)   a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks is formed  
the Jurassic period     
5    a division of time, esp. of the academic day  
6      (Physics, maths)  
a    the time taken to complete one cycle of a regularly recurring phenomenon; the reciprocal of frequency.,   (Symbol)    T  
b    an interval in which the values of a periodic function follow a certain pattern that is duplicated over successive intervals  
sin x = sin (x + 2π), where 2π is the period     
7      (Astronomy)  
a    the time required by a body to make one complete rotation on its axis  
b    the time interval between two successive maxima or minima of light variation of a variable star  
8      (Chem)   one of the horizontal rows of elements in the periodic table. Each period starts with an alkali metal and ends with a rare gas  
   Compare       group       11  
9       another term (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       full stop  
10    a complete sentence, esp. a complex one with several clauses  
11      (Music)   a passage or division of a piece of music, usually consisting of two or more contrasting or complementary musical phrases and ending on a cadence,   (Also called)    sentence  
12    (in classical prosody) a unit consisting of two or more cola  
13    Rare   a completion or end  
     (C14 peryod, from Latin periodus, from Greek periodos circuit, from peri- + hodos way)  
period of revolution  
      n     (Astronomy)   the mean time taken for one body, such as a planet, to complete a revolution about another, such as the sun  
period piece  
      n   an object, a piece of music, a play, etc., valued for its quality of evoking a particular historical period: often one regarded as of little except historical interest  
safe period  
      n  
Informal   the period during the menstrual cycle when conception is considered least likely to occur  
   See also       rhythm method  
sidereal period  
      n     (Astronomy)   the period of revolution of a body about another with respect to one or more stars  

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period

  
1    interval, season, space, span, spell, stretch, term, time, while  
2    aeon, age, course, cycle, date, days, epoch, era, generation, season, stage, term, time, years  

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n.
Late stage of the Triassic period
Geology
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
n.
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a series of tweets on the same topic published in a short period
[Tech.]
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
n.
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
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