Period synonyms

pîr'ē-əd
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An event or date that marks the beginning of a new or important period in the history of something
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A period (punctuation mark)
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Of, or relating to such a publication.
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The period of development in the uterus from conception until birth; pregnancy.
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Relating to a compound having atoms arranged in a ring or closed-chain structure. Benzene is a cyclic compound.
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Tending to rise and fall in line with the fluctuations of the business cycle
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Pertaining to a dry north wind which blows in the eastern Mediterranean.
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Appearing or occurring again or periodically
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The definition of a century is a 100-year-long period of time.
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(UK) A street that ends in a dead end.
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The end, finish, close or last part of something.
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The definition of a cycle is a period of time or complete set of events that repeat.
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A companion when one is partaking in a social occasion.
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A period or time; era; age
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A period of ten years; esp., in the Gregorian calendar
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A symbol (·) indicating multiplication, as in 2 · 4 = 8.
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(Grammar) The last morpheme of a word, added to some base to make an inflected form (such as -ing in "ending").
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The act or process of producing offspring; procreation
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A measure of time
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(Weightlifting) Training in segments of a few weeks or months, so that training begins at lower intensity and is gradually increased to high-intensity.
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One percent of the total principal of a loan, paid up front to the lender and considered separately from the interest.
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A period or term of six months.
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The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
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The last part of a word; a suffix.
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A notable event which marks the beginning of such a period.
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Age is defined as a span of years during which some event occurred.
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(US, informal, hyperbolic) A long period of time.
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The duration of one cycle of a regularly recurring action or event.
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a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
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The menses; menstrual flow or a menstrual period
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The material, consisting of blood and cellular debris from the uterus, discharged during menstruation.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Thraupidae.
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A continuous movement or circulation:
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An event of a woman's discharging of menstrual flow of blood and cells.
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Alternately containing and empty of water:
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(Rhetoric) Having a structure characterized by periodic sentences.
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The end; the conclusion:
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an amount of time
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an amount of time
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a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
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The earlier of the two divisions of the Precambrian Eon, from about 3.8 to 2.5 billion years ago. During this time the Earth had a reducing atmosphere consisting primarily of methane, ammonia, and other gases that would be toxic to most modern life forms. There was little free oxygen. Rocks from the earliest part of the Archean are predominantly volcanic and are similar to pillow basalts, suggesting that they formed underwater. Rocks from the later part of the Archean appear to have formed on continents. It is believed that about 70% of the continental masses formed during this time. Fossils preserved in rocks from this period of time include remains of cyanobacteria, the first single-celled forms of life. These organisms are preserved in the form of stromatolites and oncolites.
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Of Cambria; Welsh
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The fourth period of the Paleozoic Era, from about 408 to 360 million years ago. During this time there were three major landmasses: most of modern day North America and Europe were located along the equator; a portion of Siberia was located to the north; and a continent consisting of South America, Australia, Africa, India, and Antarctica was located in the Southern Hemisphere. In the early Devonian small plants dominated the landscape, but by the end of the Devonian ferns and seed plants had appeared, as had the first forests. The first tetrapods (terrestrial vertebrates) and terrestrial arthropods appeared, as did many new types of fish.
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Designating or of the second geologic epoch of the Paleogene, characterized by a warm climate and the development of mammals
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Designating or of the middle geologic era of the Phanerozoic Eon, subdivided into the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods and characterized by the development and extinction of the dinosaurs and the development of the first birds, mammals, and flowering plants
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Designating or of the first geologic epoch of the Neogene, characterized by the joining of what are now Africa, Arabia, and Eurasia and the development of manlike apes
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Of or relating to the state or residents of Mississippi or the Mississippi River.
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Designating or of the third and last geologic epoch of the Paleogene, characterized by cold climate, the formation of vast grasslands, and the further development of mammals
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Of or relating to Pennsylvania.
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Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from about 1.8 million to 10,000 years ago, the older of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period. It is characterized by the alternate appearance and recession of northern glaciation, the appearance and worldwide spread of hominins, and the extinction of numerous land mammals, such as the mammoths, mastodons, and saber-toothed tigers.
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Designating or of the second geologic epoch of the Neogene, characterized by the joining of what are now North and South America, the formation of the Arctic ice cap, the extensive migration of mammals between continents, and the development of apelike humans in Africa
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The period of geologic time between Hadean Time and the Phanerozoic Eon, from about 3.8 billion to 540 million years ago. During the Precambrian Eon, which is divided into the Archean and Proterozoic, primitive forms of life first appeared on Earth.
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Designating or of the geologic eon characterized by the development of sedimentary rock, shallow seas, and the first soft-bodied marine invertebrates; Precambrian, esp. late Precambrian
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Of the Silures
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Designating or of the first geologic period of the Mesozoic Era, characterized by the breakup of Pangea, the development of tall forests of cycads and conifers, and the presence of the first dinosaurs, turtles, frogs, and small mammals
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The earliest epoch of the Tertiary Period, from about 65 to 58 million years ago. During this time, the Rocky Mountains formed and sea levels dropped, exposing dry land in North America, Australia, and Africa. Many new types of small mammals evolved and filled the niches left empty after the extinctions that ended the Cretaceous Period. Soft-bodied squid replaced the ammonites as the dominant form of mollusk.
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A precise instant, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year, determined by clock or calendar; specif., the present instant, determined by clock
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(Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
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An amount of time or a particular time interval
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A limited or established period of time that something is supposed to last, as a school or court session, tenure in public office, or a prison sentence.
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The full duration (often with of)
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A measure of time
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(--- Informal) The last stage of an event, period, or process.
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(Informal) A period of weather of a particular kind:
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An interval or period of time, often one of specified length
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(Dated) A degree of advancement in a journey; one of several portions into which a road or course is marked off; the distance between two places of rest on a road.
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(Colloquial, hyperbolic) An unusually long time.
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A period of time:
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Any of the ways in which something may be observed, considered, or presented; aspect; side; part
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The definition of a session is a meeting, series of meetings or school term.
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A mark of punctuation
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A mark of punctuation
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The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
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A set of symbols and marks which are used to clarify meaning in text by separating strings of words into clauses, phrases and sentences.
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A ceasing, as of some activity
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A ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time
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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.
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The definition of closure is the act of closing something, or an end or resolution of something.
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(Mathematics) The act of making a metric space complete by adding points.
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A consummating or being consummated; completion; fulfillment
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The termination point of a railway or similar transportation system.
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The final part; the conclusion:
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A concluding or terminating
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(Chiefly Brit.) Either end of a transportation line, or a station or town located there; terminal
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(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.
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A concluding or final action:
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(Video games) an option allowing a gamer to resume play after game over, when all lives have been lost.
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Designating or of the current epoch of the Quaternary Period, characterized by a warm climate and the development of modern human culture
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The time, effort, or trouble taken in doing something:
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The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
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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 94 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for period, like: era, full-stop, periodical, gestation, cyclic, cyclical, etesian, recurrent, rhythmical, century and close.