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Another word for period

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Noun
  1. A specific length of time characterized by the occurrence of certain conditions or events

    See also:

    time

  2. A particular time notable for its distinctive characteristics

    See also:

    time

  3. An interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental unit

    See also:

    time

  4. A span designated for a given activity

    See also:

    time

Another word for period

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