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Webster 1913 Edition


Interval

In′ter-val

,
Noun.
[L.
intervallum
;
inter
between +
vallum
a wall: cf. F.
intervalle
. See
Wall
.]
1.
A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects;
as, an
interval
between two houses or hills
.
’Twixt host and host but narrow space was left,
A dreadful
interval
.
Milton.
2.
Space of time between any two points or events;
as, the
interval
between the death of
Charles I.
of England, and the accession of
Charles II.
3.
A brief space of time between the recurrence of similar conditions or states;
as, the
interval
between paroxysms of pain;
intervals
of sanity or delirium.
4.
(Mus.)
Difference in pitch between any two tones.

Webster 1828 Edition


Interval

IN'TERVAL

,
Noun.
[L. intervallum; inter and vallum, a wall, or vallus, a stake.
1.
A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects; as an interval between two columns, between two pickets or palisades, between two houses or walls, or between two mountains or hills.
2.
Space of time between any two points or events; as the interval between the death of Charles I. of England and the accession of Charles II.' the interval between two wars. Hence we say, an interval of peace.
3.
The space of time between two paroxysms of disease, pain or delirium; remission; as an interval of ease, of peace, of reason.
4.
The distance between two given sounds in music, or the difference in point of gravity or acuteness.
5.
A tract of low or plain ground between hills, or along the banks of rivers,usually alluvial land enriched by the overflowings of rivers, or by fertilizing deposits of earth from the adjacent hills. [De. Belknap writes this intervale; I think improperly.]

Definition 2022


interval

interval

English

Noun

interval (plural intervals)

  1. A distance in space.
    • Milton
      'Twixt host and host but narrow space was left, / A dreadful interval.
  2. A period of time.
    the interval between contractions during childbirth
  3. (music) The difference (a ratio or logarithmic measure) in pitch between two notes, often referring to those two pitches themselves (otherwise known as a dyad).
  4. (mathematics) A connected section of the real line which may be empty or have a length of zero.
  5. (chiefly Britain) An intermission.
  6. (sports) half time, a scheduled intermission between the periods of play
    • 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport:
      Spain made three substitutions at the interval, sending on former Arsenal captain Fabregas, Chelsea's Juan Mata and Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina for Xavi, David Silva and Casillas.
  7. (cricket) Either of the two breaks, at lunch and tea, between the three sessions of a day's play

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Catalan

Noun

interval m (plural intervals)

  1. interval

Czech

Noun

interval m

  1. interval (mathematics)

Derived terms

  • intervalový

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntərvɑl/

Noun

interval n (plural intervallen, diminutive intervalletje n)

  1. interval

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Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /intěrʋaːl/
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧val

Noun

intèrvāl m (Cyrillic spelling интѐрва̄л)

  1. interval

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