interval

interval
noun (C)
1 the period of time between two events, activities etc: He left the room, returning after a short interval with a message.
(+ between): The interval between arrest and trial can be up to six months.
2 sunny/bright intervals short periods of fine weather between cloudy, rainy weather etc
3 at weekly/20 minute etc intervals every week, 20 minutes etc: The bell rang at half-hourly intervals.
4 at regular intervals
a) something that happens at regular intervals happens often: The phone rang at regular intervals all afternoon.
b) objects that are placed at regular intervals have all been placed at the same distance from each other: Trees had been planted at regular intervals.
5 BrE a short period of time between the parts of a play, concert etc; intermission especially AmE: We can get some drinks in the interval.
6 technical the amount of difference in pitch 1 (6) between two musical notes

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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