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period - Dictionary definition and meaning for word period

Definition
(noun) an amount of time
Example Sentence
  • a time period of 30 years
  • hastened the period of time of his recovery
  • Picasso's blue period

Definition
(noun) the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon
Definition
(noun) (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
Definition
(noun) a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
Synonyms : geological period
Example Sentence
  • ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods

Definition
(noun) the end or completion of something
Example Sentence
  • death put a period to his endeavors
  • a change soon put a period to my tranquility

Definition
(noun) the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
Example Sentence
  • the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation
  • a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped
  • the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females

Definition
(noun) a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
Synonyms : full point , full stop , point , stop
Example Sentence
  • in England they call a period a stop

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