Definition of "intervals" []

  • The period of time marked off by or between two events, instants, etc (noun)
  • 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)
  • Plural form of interval. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "intervals" in a sentence
  • "_Less frequent drains_, at intervals varying from twenty-one to fifty feet, _with preference for wide intervals_."
  • "The policeman was talking in Marathi, but presently I noticed that at intervals a short word occurred, which sounded like what is popularly regarded as being essentially the Englishman's oath."
  • "One of the most precious intervals is the siesta, which to pragmatic sorts can be seen as a value-added form of profiting from Mexico time, mainly because of its restorative nature."