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The beginning of a new and important period in the history of anything
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  1. The beginning of a new and important period in the history of anything
  2. A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.
  3. (Geol.) A subdivision of a period in geologic time corresponding to the rock strata of a series
The period between two events or during which something exists, happens, or acts; measured or measurable interval
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  1. The period between two events or during which something exists, happens, or acts; measured or measurable interval
  2. A person's experience during a specific period or on a certain occasion:
  3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
(Geol.) A subdivision of an eon
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  1. (Geol.) A subdivision of an eon
  2. An event or date that marks the beginning of a new or important period in the history of something
  3. A system of reckoning time by numbering the years from some important occurrence or given point of time
The period of history during which a person lives:
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  1. The period of history during which a person lives:
  2. A period of time, especially one marking the time of existence or the duration of life. A period of time, especially one marking the time of existence or the duration of life.
  3. The length of time that a person or thing has existed:
A billion years
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  1. A billion years
  2. An extremely long, indefinite period of time; thousands and thousands of years
The extent of difference between two qualities, conditions, etc.
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  1. The extent of difference between two qualities, conditions, etc.
  2. (Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
  3. A period of time between two events, points of time, etc.; intervening period
A period of existence or persistence:
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  1. A period of existence or persistence:
  2. Continuance or persistence in time.
  3. The number of years required to receive the present value of future payments, both of interest and principle, of a bond, often used as an indicator of a bond's price volatility resulting from changes in interest rates.
One of the elements of a proposed or concluded agreement; a condition:
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  1. One of the elements of a proposed or concluded agreement; a condition:
  2. The end of a normal gestation period:
  3. A set period of time; duration
A unit of linear measure equal to nine inches: originally based on the distance between the tips of a man's extended thumb and little finger
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  1. A unit of linear measure equal to nine inches: originally based on the distance between the tips of a man's extended thumb and little finger
  2. A team of two animals used together
  3. A period of time:
Any of the sections of a course or track for racing
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  1. Any of the sections of a course or track for racing
  2. (Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
  3. An unbroken period; continuous space (of time)
(Informal) A period of weather of a particular kind:
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  1. (Informal) A period of weather of a particular kind:
  2. (Chiefly Austral.) A period of rest or relief from activity
  3. (Informal) A period of time that is indefinite, short, or of a specified character
(--- Mathematics) A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
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  1. (--- Mathematics) A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
  2. (Math.) A set of points or elements assumed to satisfy a given set of postulates (Ex.: space of one dimension is a line and of two dimensions is a plane)
  3. A period or interval of time:
One of two or more successive propulsion units of a rocket vehicle that fires after the preceding one has been jettisoned.
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  1. One of two or more successive propulsion units of a rocket vehicle that fires after the preceding one has been jettisoned.
  2. Any of two or more propulsion units used, in sequence, as the launch vehicle of a missile, spacecraft, etc.: when no longer operational or useful, the lower stages usually separate and fall back to earth
  3. A level, degree, or period of time in the course of a process:
Plural form of year.
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  1. Plural form of year.
  2. (Colloquial, hyperbolic) An unusually long time.
A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
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  1. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
  2. One of four natural divisions of the year—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—in temperate zones. Each season has its own characteristic weather and lasts approximately three months. The change in the seasons is brought about by the shift in the angle at which the Sun's rays strike the Earth. This angle changes as the Earth orbits in its yearly cycle around the Sun due to the tilt of the Earth's axis. For example, when the northern or southern hemisphere of the Earth is at an angle predominantly facing the Sun and has more daylight hours of direct, overhead sunlight than nighttime hours, it is in its summer season; the opposite hemisphere is in then opposite condition and is in its winter season.
  3. A period of time:
(Zool.) Any of the characteristic variations in color of the skin, fur, plumage, etc. of an animal, according to season, age, etc.
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  1. (Zool.) Any of the characteristic variations in color of the skin, fur, plumage, etc. of an animal, according to season, age, etc.
  2. Any of the stages or forms in any series or cycle of changes, as in development
  3. A measure of how far some cyclic behavior, such as wave motion, has proceeded through its cycle, measured in degrees or radians. At the beginning of the phase, its value is zero; at one quarter of its cycle, its phase is 90 degrees (π/2 radians); halfway through the cycle its value is 180 degrees (π radians), and so on. &diamf3; The phase angle between two waves is a measure of their difference in phase. Two waves of the same frequency that are perfectly in phase have phase angle zero; if one wave is ahead of the other by a quarter cycle, its phase angle 90 degrees (π/2 radians); waves that are perfectly out of phase have phase angle 180 degrees (π radians), and so on.
A period of activity of any kind
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  1. A period of activity of any kind
  2. The term or period of such a meeting or meetings
  3. The term or duration of time that is taken by such a series of meetings.
A period of time:
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  1. A period of time:
The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible:
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  1. The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible:
  2. A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus , where a number L is defined to be the limit approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number Ɛ, there exists a number ẟ such that | f(x)−L | < Ɛ if 0 < | x−a | < ẟ.
  3. The point, line, or edge where something ends or must end; boundary or border beyond which something ceases to be or to be possible
The result or outcome of an act or process:
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  1. The result or outcome of an act or process:
  2. The last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
  3. The close or last part; the end or finish:
The final part or conclusion; end
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  1. The final part or conclusion; end
  2. A conclusion; a finish:
  3. (Archaic) A fight at close quarters.
The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
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  1. The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
  2. (--- Anthrop.) A stone, piece of flint, etc. worked manually to a sharp point, as for an arrowhead or spearhead
  3. (Linguistics) A vowel point.
A period (punctuation mark)
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  1. A period (punctuation mark)
  2. A period indicating the end of a sentence.
  3. A complete halt, as one made by a motor vehicle.
A point used as a symbol of multiplication
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  1. A point used as a symbol of multiplication
  2. A point put above or below a note to show that it is staccato
  3. (Math.) A decimal point
One of four natural divisions of the year—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—in temperate zones. Each season has its own characteristic weather and lasts approximately three months. The change in the seasons is brought about by the shift in the angle at which the Sun's rays strike the Earth. This angle changes as the Earth orbits in its yearly cycle around the Sun due to the tilt of the Earth's axis. For example, when the northern or southern hemisphere of the Earth is at an angle predominantly facing the Sun and has more daylight hours of direct, overhead sunlight than nighttime hours, it is in its summer season; the opposite hemisphere is in then opposite condition and is in its winter season.
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  1. One of four natural divisions of the year—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—in temperate zones. Each season has its own characteristic weather and lasts approximately three months. The change in the seasons is brought about by the shift in the angle at which the Sun's rays strike the Earth. This angle changes as the Earth orbits in its yearly cycle around the Sun due to the tilt of the Earth's axis. For example, when the northern or southern hemisphere of the Earth is at an angle predominantly facing the Sun and has more daylight hours of direct, overhead sunlight than nighttime hours, it is in its summer season; the opposite hemisphere is in then opposite condition and is in its winter season.
  2. A period of time:
  3. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
The distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully extended, formerly used as a unit of measure equal to about 9 inches (23 centimeters).
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  1. The distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully extended, formerly used as a unit of measure equal to about 9 inches (23 centimeters).
  2. A team of two animals used together
  3. A period of time:
(Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
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  1. (Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
  2. (--- Informal) The last stage of an event, period, or process.
  3. (--- Informal) A term served in prison under a sentence
Language of a certain kind; chosen words:
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  1. Language of a certain kind; chosen words:
  2. A point in time at which something ends; termination:
  3. The end of a normal gestation period:
A period characterized by some person or by some outstanding feature or influence
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  1. A period characterized by some person or by some outstanding feature or influence
  2. The time of life when a person becomes qualified to assume certain civil and personal rights and responsibilities, usually at 18 or 21 years; legal age:
  3. Any interval of geologic time; specif., a subdivision of an epoch corresponding to the rock strata of a
The portion of a 24-hour period that is devoted to work, school, or business:
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  1. The portion of a 24-hour period that is devoted to work, school, or business:
  2. A particular or specified day
  3. The struggle or contest occurring on a certain day or in a certain period of time
The beginning of a new and important period in the history of anything
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  1. The beginning of a new and important period in the history of anything
  2. A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.
  3. A point in time or a precise date
(Geol.) A subdivision of an eon
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  1. (Geol.) A subdivision of an eon
  2. An event or date that marks the beginning of a new or important period in the history of something
  3. A division of geologic time , longer than a period and shorter than an eon.
Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
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  1. Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
  2. A precise instant, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year, determined by clock or calendar; specif., the present instant, determined by clock
  3. An appointed or fated moment, especially of death or giving birth:
Any of the stages or forms in any series or cycle of changes, as in development
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  1. Any of the stages or forms in any series or cycle of changes, as in development
  2. (Physics) A particular stage in a periodic process or phenomenon.
  3. A distinct stage of development:
The acting profession, or the world of theater. Used with the:
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  1. The acting profession, or the world of theater. Used with the:
  2. A particular step, phase, or position in a developmental process.
  3. A level, degree, or period of time in the course of a process:
One of four natural divisions of the year—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—in temperate zones. Each season has its own characteristic weather and lasts approximately three months. The change in the seasons is brought about by the shift in the angle at which the Sun's rays strike the Earth. This angle changes as the Earth orbits in its yearly cycle around the Sun due to the tilt of the Earth's axis. For example, when the northern or southern hemisphere of the Earth is at an angle predominantly facing the Sun and has more daylight hours of direct, overhead sunlight than nighttime hours, it is in its summer season; the opposite hemisphere is in then opposite condition and is in its winter season.
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  1. One of four natural divisions of the year—spring, summer, autumn, and winter—in temperate zones. Each season has its own characteristic weather and lasts approximately three months. The change in the seasons is brought about by the shift in the angle at which the Sun's rays strike the Earth. This angle changes as the Earth orbits in its yearly cycle around the Sun due to the tilt of the Earth's axis. For example, when the northern or southern hemisphere of the Earth is at an angle predominantly facing the Sun and has more daylight hours of direct, overhead sunlight than nighttime hours, it is in its summer season; the opposite hemisphere is in then opposite condition and is in its winter season.
  2. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
  3. The suitable, fitting, or convenient time
Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
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  1. Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
  2. A precise instant, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year, determined by clock or calendar; specif., the present instant, determined by clock
  3. (Music) The meter of a musical pattern:
A ceasing, as of some activity
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  1. A ceasing, as of some activity
  2. Cessation; ceasing:
(Formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final.
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  1. (Formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final.
  2. A ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time
  3. A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
The final part or conclusion; end
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  1. The final part or conclusion; end
  2. A conclusion; a finish:
  3. (Archaic) A fight at close quarters.
A meeting for completing a transaction, especially one at which contracts are signed transferring ownership of real estate.
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  1. A meeting for completing a transaction, especially one at which contracts are signed transferring ownership of real estate.
  2. The final step in the purchase of real property or of an interest in real property when a deed or another instrument of title is conveyed to the buyer, the purchase price or a portion thereof is paid, and collateral matters, such as the exchange or transfer of any assignments, insurance policies, leases, and mortgages, are finalized.
  3. The end or conclusion:
The feeling that one's prolonged state of emotional distress over some traumatic experience or situation has finally ended
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  1. The feeling that one's prolonged state of emotional distress over some traumatic experience or situation has finally ended
  2. A feeling of finality or resolution, especially after a traumatic experience:
  3. A finish; end; conclusion
The act of completing, or finishing
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  1. The act of completing, or finishing
  2. The act of completing or the state of being completed.
  3. (Football) A successful forward pass
The result or outcome of an act or process:
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  1. The result or outcome of an act or process:
  2. The last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
  3. The close or last part; the end or finish:
The act of consummating; a fulfillment.
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  1. The act of consummating; a fulfillment.
  2. A consummating or being consummated; completion; fulfillment
  3. An end; conclusion; outcome
The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
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  1. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
  2. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
  3. A share of a responsibility or obligation:
The last part of something.
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  1. The last part of something.
  2. (Gram.) The letter(s) or syllable(s) added to the end of a word or base to make a derived or inflected form
  3. An end
Anything used to give a desired surface effect, as paint, varnish, polish, wax, etc.
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  1. Anything used to give a desired surface effect, as paint, varnish, polish, wax, etc.
  2. The last treatment or coating of a surface:
  3. The last part; end
A mark of punctuation, especially a period.
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  1. A mark of punctuation, especially a period.
  2. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
  3. A coming to an end; finish; end
The end of something in time; the conclusion.
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  1. The end of something in time; the conclusion.
  2. An end of something in space; a limit or edge.
  3. (Linguistics) The end of a word, as a suffix, inflectional ending, or final morpheme.
A stone or post marking a border.
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  1. A stone or post marking a border.
  2. An end point on a transportation line or the town in which it is located.
  3. The final point; the end.
A concluding part; a conclusion.
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  1. A concluding part; a conclusion.
  2. (Baseball) The series of movements of a pitcher, including the swinging back of the arm and the raising of the forward foot, preparatory to pitching the ball. A wind-up is usually used when there are no base runners or when the bases are loaded.
  3. The act of bringing something to an end.
Alternative form of wrap-up.
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  1. Alternative form of wrap-up.
  2. The concluding event, action, etc. in a sequence
  3. A brief condensation or recapitulation as a final summary, especially to a news programme

Synonym Study

  • Eon refers to an indefinitely long period it all happened eons ago
  • Age is applied to a period identified with some dominant personality or distinctive characteristic the Stone Age
  • Epoch and era are often used interchangeably to refer to a period marked by radical change, noteworthy developments, etc. an era, or epoch, of great discoveries, but epoch may specifically apply to the beginning of such a new period the steam engine marked an epoch in transportation, while era applies only to the entire period
  • Period is the general term for any portion of time
Find another word for period. In this page you can discover 67 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for period, like: epoch, time, era, age, eon, interval, duration, term, span, time span and stretch.