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## in·ter·val

(ĭn′tər-vəl)*n.*

**1.**A space between objects, points, or units, especially when making uniform amounts of separation: We set up hurdles at intervals of 15 yards around the track.

**2.**An amount of time between events, especially of uniform duration separating events in a series: We ran laps at 30-second intervals.

**3.**A segment of an athletic workout in which an athlete runs, swims, or does other exercise over a series of predetermined distances at regular time increments with intermittent rests.

**4.**

*Mathematics*

**a.**A set of numbers consisting of all the numbers between a pair of given numbers along with either, both, or none of the endpoints.

**b.**A closed interval.

**c.**An open interval.

**d.**A half-open interval.

**e.**A line segment representing the set of numbers in an interval.

**5.**

*Chiefly British*An intermission, as between acts of a play.

**6.**

*Music*The difference, usually expressed in the number of steps, between two pitches.

*Idiom:*

*at intervals* In a series separated by space or time: trees planted at intervals; coughing at intervals.

[Middle English intervalle, from Old French, from Latin intervallum : inter-,

*inter-*+ vallum,*rampart*.]**in′ter·val′ic**,

**in′ter·val′lic**(-văl′ĭk)

*adj.*

## interval

(ˈɪntəvəl)*n*

**1.**the period of time marked off by or between two events, instants, etc

**2.**the distance between two points, objects, etc

**3.**a pause or interlude, as between periods of intense activity

**4.**

*Brit*a short period between parts of a play, concert, film, etc; intermission

**5.**(Classical Music)

*music*the difference of pitch between two notes, either sounded simultaneously (

**harmonic interval**) or in succession as in a musical part (

**melodic interval**). An interval is calculated by counting the (inclusive) number of notes of the diatonic scale between the two notes: the interval between C and G is a fifth.

**6.**(General Physics) the ratio of the frequencies of two sounds

**7.**(Mathematics)

*maths*the set containing all real numbers or points between two given numbers or points, called the endpoints. A

**closed interval**includes the endpoints, but an

**open interval**does not

**8.**

**at intervals**

**a.**occasionally or intermittently

**b.**with spaces between

[C13: from Latin

*intervallum,*literally: space between two palisades, from inter- +*vallum*palisade, rampart]**intervallic**

*adj*

## in•ter•val

(ˈɪn tər vəl)*n.*

**1.**an intervening period of time: an interval of 50 years.

**2.**a period of temporary cessation; pause.

**3.**a space between things, points, limits, etc.: an interval of ten.

**4.**

*Math.*

**a.**the totality of points on a line between two designated points or endpoints that may or may not be included.

**b.**any generalization of this to higher dimensions, as a rectangle with sides parallel to the coordinate axes.

**5.**the space between soldiers or units in military formation.

**6.**the difference in pitch between two tones sounded simultaneously or successively.

*Idioms:***at intervals,**

**a.**now and then.

**b.**here and there.

[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin

*intervallum*interval, gap; see**inter-, wall**]**in•ter•val•ic, in•ter•val•lic**(ˌɪn tərˈvæl ɪk)

*adj.*

## interval

**1.**The space between adjacent groups of ships or boats measured in any direction between the corresponding ships or boats in each group.

**2.**The space between adjacent individuals, ground vehicles, or units in a formation that are placed side by side, measured abreast.

**3.**The space between adjacent aircraft measured from front to rear in units of time or distance.

**4.**The time lapse between photographic exposures.

**5.**At battery right or left, an interval ordered in seconds is the time between one gun firing and the next gun firing. Five seconds is the standard interval.

**6.**At rounds of fire for effect the interval is the time in seconds between successive rounds from each gun.

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Noun | 1. | interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instantsquantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify access time - (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive; "access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead" distance, space - the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes" embolism, intercalation - an insertion into a calendar seek time - (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track time constant - (electronics) the time required for the current or voltage in a circuit to rise or fall exponentially through approximately 63 per cent of its amplitude time slot, slot - a time assigned on a schedule or agenda; "the TV program has a new time slot"; "an aircraft landing slot" lunitidal interval - interval between the moon's transit of a particular meridian and the next high tide at that meridian absence - the time interval during which something or somebody is away; "he visited during my absence" pause, suspension, intermission, interruption, break - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something interlude - an intervening period or episode interim, meantime, meanwhile, lag - the time between one event, process, or period and another; "meanwhile the socialists are running the government" latent period - the time that elapses before the presence of a disease is manifested by symptoms latent period, reaction time, response time, latency - the time that elapses between a stimulus and the response to it eternity - a seemingly endless time interval (waiting) cycle, round, rhythm - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the never-ending cycle of the seasons" lead time - the time interval between the initiation and the completion of a production process; "the lead times for many publications can vary tremendously"; "planning is an area where lead time can be reduced" period - the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon float - the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment latency, rotational latency - (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head processing time - the time it takes to complete a prescribed procedure; "they increased output by decreasing processing time" |

2. | interval - a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpointsbounded interval, closed interval - an interval that includes its endpoints open interval, unbounded interval - an interval that does not include its endpoints sub-interval - an interval that is included in another interval set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite" | |

3. | interval - the distance between things; "fragile items require separation and cushioning"distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points clearance - the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them | |

4. | interval - the difference in pitch between two notesmusical notation - (music) notation used by musicians quarter tone, quarter-tone - half of a semitone musical octave, octave - a musical interval of eight tones third - the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it; "a simple harmony written in major thirds" fourth - the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it fifth - the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it sixth - the musical interval between one note and another six notes away from it seventh - the musical interval between one note and another seven notes away from it |

## interval

*noun*

**1.**period, time, spell, term, season, space, stretch, pause, span There was a long interval of silence.

**2.**break, interlude, intermission, rest, gap, pause, respite, lull, entr'acte During the interval, wine was served.

## interval

*noun*

A space or interval between objects or points:

Translations

**interval**

**přestávka**

**interval**

**pause**

**afbrydelse**

**aikaväli**

**interval**

**idõköz**

**hlé**

**millibil, hlé**

**間隔**

**간격**

**kartkartėmis**

**tarpais**

**intervāls**

**starpbrīdis**

**starplaiks**

**odmor**

**presledek**

**razmik**

**intervall**

**ช่วงเวลา**

**khoảng thời gian giữa hai sự kiện**

## interval

[ˈɪntəv*ə*l]

*N*

**1.**(

*in time, space*) → intervalo

*m*(

*Theat*) → intermedio

*m*; (

*more formally*) → entreacto

*m*(

*Sport*) (=

*half time*) → descanso

*m*

at intervals (

*in time*) → a intervalos; (

*in space*) → a intervalos, cada cierta distancia

at regular intervals (

*in time, space*) → a intervalos regulares

baste the meat at intervals of 15 minutes

*or*at 15-minute intervals → rocíe la carne con su jugo cada 15 minutos

sunny intervals → claros

*mpl*

there was an interval for meditation → se hizo una pausa para la meditación

## interval

[ˈɪntə^{r}v

^{ə}l]

*n*

*(between times, dates)*→ intervalle

*m*

the interval between → l'intervalle entre

The interval between these two dates is about six months → L'intervalle entre ces deux dates est d'environ six mois.

after an interval of [

*days, months, years*] → après une interruption de, après un hiatus de

The ferry service has restarted after an interval of 12 years → Le service de ferries a repris après une interruption de 12 ans., Le service de ferries a repris après un hiatus de 12 ans.

*(British)*

*(SPORT)*→ pause

*f*

England were two goals behind at the interval → À la pause, l'Angleterre était menée de deux buts.

(=

sunny intervals → épisodes ensoleillés, éclaircies

The outlook is for showers with sunny intervals → On prévoit des averses entrecoupées d'épisodes ensoleillés., On prévoit des averses entrecoupées d'éclaircies.

*spell*) bright intervals*(in weather)*→ éclaircies*fpl*sunny intervals → épisodes ensoleillés, éclaircies

The outlook is for showers with sunny intervals → On prévoit des averses entrecoupées d'épisodes ensoleillés., On prévoit des averses entrecoupées d'éclaircies.

at intervals (=

at regular intervals

Earth tremors were being felt at regular intervals yesterday → Des secousses ont été ressenties hier à intervalles réguliers.

Trees stood at regular intervals along the kerb → Il y avait des arbres à intervalles réguliers le long du trottoir.

at intervals of a mile (=

*from time to time*) → par intervallesat regular intervals

*(in time)*→ à intervalles réguliers;*(in space)*→ à intervalles réguliersEarth tremors were being felt at regular intervals yesterday → Des secousses ont été ressenties hier à intervalles réguliers.

Trees stood at regular intervals along the kerb → Il y avait des arbres à intervalles réguliers le long du trottoir.

at intervals of a mile (=

*every mile*) → à intervalle d'un mile## interval

*n*

(in space, time) → Abstand

*m*, → Intervall*nt (form)*; at**interval**s → in Abständen; at two-weekly**interval**s → in Abständen von zwei Wochen; at**interval**s of two metres (Brit)*or*meters (US) → in Abständen von zwei Metern; sunny**interval**s (Met) → Aufheiterungen*pl*(Sch, Theat etc) → Pause

*f*(Mus) → Intervall

*nt*## interval

[ˈɪntəv__/ə__l]

*n*→ intervallo

at intervals → di tanto in tanto, a tratti

at regular intervals → a intervalli regolari

sunny intervals (

*Met*) → schiarite

*fpl*

## interval

(ˈintəvəl)*noun*

**1.**a time or space between. He returned home after an interval of two hours.

**2.**a short break in a play, concert

*etc*. We had ice-cream in the interval.

**at intervals**

here and there; now and then. Trees grew at intervals along the road.

## interval

→ فَاصِلٌ interval interval Intervall διάλειμμα intervalo aikaväli entracte interval intervallo 間隔 간격 interval intervall odstęp intervalo интервал intervall ช่วงเวลา ara khoảng thời gian giữa hai sự kiện 幕间休息## in·ter·val

*n.*intervalo; espacio; período de tiempo.

## interval

*n*intervalo

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