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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instantsinterval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
quantity, 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 endpoints
bounded 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 notes
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
whole step, whole tone, step, tone - a musical interval of two semitones
half step, semitone - the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument
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.
3. delay, wait, gap, interim, hold-up, meanwhile, meantime, stoppage, hiatus the interval between her arrival and lunch
4. stretch, area, space, distance, gap figures separated by intervals of pattern and colour

interval

noun
A space or interval between objects or points:
Translations
فَاصِلٌفاصِلَه موسيقيَّهفَتْرَه، مُدَّه
intervalpřestávka
intervalpauseafbrydelse
aikaväli
interval
idõköz
hlémillibil, hlé
間隔
간격
kartkartėmistarpais
intervālsstarpbrīdisstarplaiks
odmorpresledekrazmik
intervall
ช่วงเวลา
khoảng thời gian giữa hai sự kiện

interval

[ˈɪntəvəl] 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 intervalsrocíe la carne con su jugo cada 15 minutos
sunny intervalsclaros mpl
there was an interval for meditationse hizo una pausa para la meditación
2. (Mus) → intervalo m

interval

[ˈɪntərvəl] 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) (in theatre)entracte m
(British) (SPORT)pause f
England were two goals behind at the interval → À la pause, l'Angleterre était menée de deux buts.
(= 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 (= from time to time) → par intervalles
at regular intervals (in time)à intervalles réguliers; (in space)à intervalles réguliers
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 (= every mile) → à intervalle d'un mile

interval

n
(in space, time) → Abstand m, → Intervall nt (form); at intervalsin Abständen; at two-weekly intervalsin Abständen von zwei Wochen; at intervals of two metres (Brit) or meters (US) → in Abständen von zwei Metern; sunny intervals (Met) → Aufheiterungen pl
(Sch, Theat etc) → Pause f
(Mus) → Intervall nt

interval

[ˈɪntəvl] nintervallo
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
References in classic literature ?
One morning, during this interval of fine weather, Antonia and her mother rode over on one of their shaggy old horses to pay us a visit.
Chingachgook and Uncas profited by the interval to regain their wind, though Duncan continued to work with the most persevering industry.
But the several moods of feeling, faintly as they were marked, through which he had passed, occurring in so brief an interval of time, had evidently wearied the stranger.
The next instant, back it all rushed again, with still a deeper throb of pain; for, in that brief interval, she had sinned anew.
Something, however, I fear me, must have gone wrong, for he certainly sallied forth, after no very great interval, with an air quite desolate and chapfallen.
We had then a young woman-- a nursemaid who had stayed on and who was a good girl and clever; and SHE took the children altogether for the interval.
I then placed the first bench lengthwise along the only clear space against the wall, leaving a little interval between, for my back to settle down in.
Preserving an interval of some few yards between itself and the ship, the Jeroboam's boat by the occasional use of its oars contrived to keep parallel to the Pequod, as she heavily forged through the sea (for by this time it blew very fresh), with her main-topsail aback; though, indeed, at times by the sudden onset of a large rolling wave, the boat would be pushed some way ahead; but would be soon skilfully brought to her proper bearings again.
As a rule, the speech and behavior of these people were gracious and courtly; and I noticed that they were good and serious listeners when anybody was tell- ing anything -- I mean in a dog-fightless interval.
There was a voiceless interval of some duration now, in which no sounds were heard but the beating of the rain upon the panes, the sighing and complaining of the winds, and now and then a muffled sob from Roxana.
Her only intervals of rest and relaxation were the intervals passed occasionally in the day with old Mazey and the dogs, and the precious interval of the night during which she was secure from observation in the solitude of her room.
There was no pause, no pity, no peace, no interval of relenting rest, no measurement of time.