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    Interval

    Definitions

    1 | noun | a definite length of time marked off by two instants
2 | noun | a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints
3 | noun | the distance between things
4 | noun | the difference in pitch between two notes

    Pronunciation

    'intervuhl (IPA: ˈɪntɝvəl)

    Hyphenation

    in-ter-val (8 letters | 3 syllables)

    First known use in English

    1300 (High Middle ages) (724 years ago)

    Word origins

    Old French | Latin

    Word frequency history

    Word frequency history

    Inflected form

    intervals

    Synonyms

    time interval | separation | musical interval

    Narrower terms

    absence | access time | break | cycle | distance | embolism | eternity | float | intercalation | interim | interlude | intermission | interruption | lag | latency | ... (total: 55)

    Broader terms

    amount | measure | quantity | set | distance | musical notation (total: 6)

    Rhymes

    (none among common words)

    Lexically close words

    internal

    Anagrams

    (none among common words)

    Phrases

    24-hour interval | musical interval | time interval

    Translations

    Mandarin Chinese: | 幕間休息 (noun)
Hindi: | मध्यांतर (noun)
Arabic: | فَترَة فاصِلَة (noun)
Spanish: | intersticio (space) | intervalo (space) | intervalo (period)
French: | interstice (space) | intervalle (period)

    Other notable uses

    interval.org | interval.info | interval.biz

    Crossword puzzle clues

    Elapsed time | Minor third or flatted fifth
(based on all New York Times crossword puzzles 1994 to 2009)

    Scrabble score

    11 (International English) | 11 (North American English)

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