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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 ?
But soon even these intervals of consciousness ended, and she lay hour after hour, tossing to and fro, with incoherent words on her lips, or sank into a heavy sleep which brought her no refreshment.
Presently, in one of those sobbing intervals between the blasts, the coyotes tuned up with their whining howl; one, two, three, then all together--to tell us that winter was coming.
Beside her was a box of bonbons, which she held out at intervals to Madame Ratignolle.
At intervals the speaker was interrupted by general and loud bursts of sorrow, during which the girls around the bier of Cora plucked the plants and flowers blindly from her body, as if bewildered with grief.
The two relatives--the young maid and the old one--found time before nightfall, in the intervals of trade, to make rapid advances towards affection and confidence.
Why should he work for his living here, or go to dig gold in California, when he is so soon to be made happy, at monthly intervals, with a little pile of glittering coin out of his Uncle's pocket?
Streaming files of wild ducks began to make their appearance high in the air; the bark of the squirrel might be heard from the groves of beech and hickory- nuts, and the pensive whistle of the quail at intervals from the neighboring stubble field.
We had lain thus in bed, chatting and napping at short intervals, and Queequeg now and then affectionately throwing his brown tattooed legs over mine, and then drawing them back; so entirely sociable and free and easy were we; when, at last, by reason of our confabulations, what little nappishness remained in us altogether departed, and we felt like getting up again, though day-break was yet some way down the future.
Subject to this, and other the like interruptions now and then, a conversation was sustained between the two parties; but at intervals not without still another interruption of a very different sort.
Here and there ran long alleys, blocked at intervals by gates; and Jokubas told them that the number of these gates was twenty-five thousand.
His conversation was in free and easy defiance of Murray's Grammar,[1] and was garnished at convenient intervals with various profane expressions, which not even the desire to be graphic in our account shall induce us to transcribe.
There are some intervals which border the strain of the wood thrush, to which I would migrate--wild lands where no settler has squatted; to which, methinks, I am already acclimated.