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period

pe·ri·od

period

 
 
pronunciation:
pir i d
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a specific, limited interval or span of time.
He's been missing for a period of six days.Years, months, and weeks are periods of time that most of us recognize.
synonyms:
duration, space, term, time
similar words:
bout, day, hour, minute, span, stretch, year
definition 2: an extended and indefinite span of time, as of an archaeological or historical era.
Leonardo da Vinci was an artist of the Renaissance period.
synonyms:
age, epoch, era, times
similar words:
cycle, dot, eon, interlude, interval, world
definition 3: (cap.) a subdivision of a geological era that also corresponds to a particular rock system, and that is sometimes divided into epochs.
the Algonkian period
similar words:
age, eon
definition 4: a specific, timed portion of a school day.
Why were you absent during fifth period?
similar words:
class, hour, module, session
definition 5: a duration of time marked by the recurrence of a particular event.
The period of the earth's rotation is about twenty-four hours.
synonyms:
cycle
similar words:
generation, periodicity, session, time
definition 6: a punctuation mark (.) used to indicate the end of a sentence or abbreviation. Also used after a single word or phrase that captures the essence of a full sentence; full stop.
You forgot to put a period at the end of your sentence.
synonyms:
full stop
similar words:
point
definition 7: the time of the month when menstruation occurs, or menstruation itself.
She suffers from painful periods.
synonyms:
menstruation
similar words:
flow, menses, the curse
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to a particular historical period.
I enjoy period dramas set in England.The actors will be wearing period costumes.
synonyms:
historical
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