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period

Definitions


[ˈpɪərɪəd], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a length or portion of time
(e.g: he had long periods of depression)

- the interval of time between successive occurrences of the same state in an oscillatory or cyclic phenomenon, such as a mechanical vibration, an alternating current, a variable star, or an electromagnetic wave.

- a flow of blood and other material from the lining of the uterus, occurring in non-pregnant women at intervals of about 28 days between puberty and the menopause and typically lasting for a few days
(e.g: she's got her period)

- a punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence or an abbreviation; a full stop.

- a set of elements occupying a horizontal row in the periodic table.

- a complex sentence, especially one consisting of several clauses, constructed as part of a formal speech or oration.


Phrases:
- put a period to

Origin:
late Middle English (denoting the time during which something, especially a disease, runs its course): from Old French periode, via Latin from Greek periodos ‘orbit, recurrence, course’, from peri- ‘around’ + hodos ‘way, course’. The sense ‘portion of time’ dates from the early 17th century


[ˈpɪərɪəd], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- belonging to or characteristic of a past historical time, especially in style or design
(e.g: an attractive and beautifully modernized period house)


Phrases:
- put a period to

Origin:




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