interval

interval
in|ter|val
W3 [ˈıntəvəl US -tər-] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: entreval, from Latin intervallum 'space between castle walls, interval']
1.) the period of time between two events, activities etc
He left the room, returning after a short interval with a message.
interval between
The interval between arrest and trial can be up to six months.
2.) sunny/bright intervals
short periods of fine weather between cloudy, rainy weather etc
3.) at weekly/20 minute etc intervals
every week, 20 minutes etc
The trains run at half-hourly intervals.
4.) at regular intervals
a) something that happens at regular intervals happens often
The phone rang at regular intervals all afternoon.
b) objects that are placed at regular intervals have all been placed at the same distance from each other
Trees had been planted at regular intervals.
5.) BrE a short period of time between the parts of a play, concert etc
American Equivalent: intermission
We can get some drinks in the interval.
6.) technical the amount of difference in ↑pitch between two musical notes

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