period of time
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|Noun||1.||period of time - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"|
fundamental measure, fundamental quantity - one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement
time frame - a time period during which something occurs or is expected to occur; "an agreement can be reached in a reasonably short time frame"
hours - an indefinite period of time; "they talked for hours"
downtime - a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is not operating (especially as a result of malfunctions)
uptime - a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is functioning and available for use
work time - a time period when you are required to work
time off - a time period when you are not required to work; "he requested time off to attend his grandmother's funeral"
bout - a period of illness; "a bout of fever"; "a bout of depression"
hospitalization - a period of time when you are confined to a hospital; "now they try to shorten the patient's hospitalization"
travel time - a period of time spent traveling; "workers were not paid for their travel time between home and factory"
times - a more or less definite period of time now or previously present; "it was a sign of the times"
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
elapsed time - the time that elapses while some event is occurring
midweek - the middle of a week
field day - a time of unusual pleasure and success
lifespan, lifetime, life-time, life - the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
life - the period between birth and the present time; "I have known him all his life"
life - the period from the present until death; "he appointed himself emperor for life"
occupation - the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied; "during the German occupation of Paris"
past - a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret); "reporters dug into the candidate's past"
shelf life - the length of time a packaged food or drug will last without deteriorating
puerperium - time period following childbirth when the mother's uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved; "a perinatologist cared for her during the puerperium"
lactation - the period following birth during which milk is secreted; "lactation normally continues until weaning"
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
festival - a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
daylight, daytime, day - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
forenoon, morn, morning, morning time - the time period between dawn and noon; "I spent the morning running errands"
night - the time between sunset and midnight; "he watched television every night"
night - the period spent sleeping; "I had a restless night"
night - a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom
eve - the period immediately before something; "on the eve of the French Revolution"
evening - the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way; "an evening at the opera"
fortnight, two weeks - a period of fourteen consecutive days; "most major tennis tournaments last a fortnight"
weekend - a time period usually extending from Friday night through Sunday; more loosely defined as any period of successive days including one and only one Sunday
year - the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun; "a Martian year takes 687 of our days"