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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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
1    a portion of time of indefinable length  
he spent a period away from home     
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  
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  
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  
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  
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  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



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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a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
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.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
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.
Late stage of the Triassic period
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.
a series of tweets on the same topic published in a short period
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