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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin periodus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

period (not comparable)

Positive
period

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Appropriate for a given historical era.
    • 2004, Mark Singer, Somewhere in America, Houghton Mifflin, page 70
      As the guests arrived — there were about a hundred, a majority in period attire — I began to feel out of place in my beige summer suit, white shirt, and red necktie. Then I got over it. I certainly didn't suffer from Confederate-uniform envy.

Interjection

period

  1. (mostly Template loop detected: Template:context 1) And nothing else; and nothing less; used for emphasis.
    When I say "eat your dinner," it means "eat your dinner," period!

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

Singular
period

Plural
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period ({{{1}}})
  1. (mostly Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Punctuation mark ending a sentence or marking an abbreviation.
  2. A length of time.
    There was a 'period' of confusion following the announcement.
    You'll be on probation for a six-month 'period'.
  3. An epoch, era, time in history or in a person's life.
    Food rationing continued in the post-war 'period'.
    This is one of the last paintings Picasso created during his Blue 'Period'.
  4. A specific length of time that an activity (such as a game or a school day) is conventionally divided into.
    Gretzky scored in the last minute of the second 'period'.
    I have math class in second 'period'.
  5. The minimum interval during which the same characteristics of a periodic phenomenon recur, such as the repetition of a wave or the rotation of a planet.
  6. Female menstruation.
  7. (chemistry) A row in the periodic table of the elements.

Synonyms

  • (punctuation mark): full stop (UK, Australia)

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Translations

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Croatian

Noun

period m (plural periodi)

  1. period (time)

Declension

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