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Definition of "interval" []

  • A space between two objects, points, or units. (noun)
  • The amount of time between two specified instants, events, or states. (noun)
  • One of a series of predetermined distances covered at regular time increments with intermittent periods of rest in an athletic workout. (noun)
  • Mathematics A set of numbers consisting of all the numbers between a pair of given numbers along with either, both, or none of the endpoints. (noun)
  • Mathematics A closed interval. (noun)
  • The period of time marked off by or between two events, instants, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The distance between two points, objects, etc (noun)
  • A pause or interlude, as between periods of intense activity (noun)
  • A short period between parts of a play, concert, film, etc; intermission (noun)
  • The difference of pitch between two notes, either sounded simultaneously (harmonic interval) or in succession as in a musical part (melodic interval). An interval is calculated by counting the (inclusive) number of notes of the diatonic scale between the two notes (noun)
  • The ratio of the frequencies of two sounds (noun)
  • The set containing all real numbers or points between two given numbers or points, called the endpoints. A closed interval includes the endpoints, but an open interval does not (noun)

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Use "interval" in a sentence
  • "[273-2] Strictly speaking, the interval between 11 Men and 13 Oc is fourteen days, but throughout this paper, by "_interval between_" two days, is to be understood the number of days to be counted _from_ one _to and including_ the other."
  • "Then, assuming you still feel the total interval is non-zero, am I to presume your concept of light ray "interval" is significantly effected by traveling through a prisms or half silvered mirrors?"
  • "This certain interval will give rise to the eerie phantasmatic ir-reality of the Sanatorium as a result of the contamination and rapid decomposition of time."