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|Noun||1.||playing period - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"|
quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
athletic game - a game involving athletic activity
set - a unit of play in tennis or squash; "they played two sets of tennis after dinner"
first period - the first division into which the play of a game is divided
second period - the second division into which the play of a game is divided
final period - the final division into which the play of a game is divided
half - one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
period - (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
quarter - (football, professional basketball) one of four divisions into which some games are divided; "both teams scored in the first quarter"
over - (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch