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Definitions of period

  1. The present day. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. A definite portion of time, the beginning and end of which are fixed; as, the period of summer; any space of time, or series of years; end: a dot to mark the end of a sentence; in rhetoric, a complete sentence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. 1. A certain duration or division of time. 2. One of the stages of a disease, as the p. of incubation, p. of convalescence, etc. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  4. A certain time. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  5. The time in which anything is performed: (astr.) the time occupied by a body in its revolution: a stated and recurring interval of time: a series of years: length of duration: the time at which anything ends: conclusion: (gram.) a mark at the end of a sentence (.): (rhet.) a complete sentence. See DATE, EPOCH, ERA. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Termination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A circuit; time in which anything is performed; portion of time; date; elaborate sentence; point (.) marking the end of a sentence; end. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A definite portion of time; era. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A dot (.) marking the end of sentence; a complete sentence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A circuit; the time a planet takes to make a complete revolution round the sun; a revolution or series of years by which time is measured; a series of years, days, &c., in which a revolution is completed, and the same course to be begun; any specified portion of time; end or conclusion; any indefinite portion of existence; limit; length of duration; a complete sentence; a full stop. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A stated number of years; a round of time, at the end of which a thing may return to a former state; a specified portion of time; state at which anything terminates; the time occupied by the revolution of a heavenly body; end; conclusion; a complete sentence; the point indicating the end of a sentence; a series of numbers recurring, or pointed off by a dot or comma. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Any point, space, or division of time. "The word 'period' has its etymo- logical meaning, but it also has a distinctive signification, according to the subject with which it may be used in connection. It may mean auy portion of complete time, from a thousand years or less to the period of a day; and when used to designate au act to be doue or to be begun, though its completion may take an uncertain time, as, for instance, the act of exportation, it must mean the day on which the exportation commences, or it would be au unmeaning and useless word in ita connection iu the statute." Sampson v. Peas- lee, 20 How. 579, 15 L. Ed. 1022. thelawdictionary.org
  13. p[=e]'ri-ud, n. the time in which anything is performed: (astron.) the time occupied by one of the heavenly bodies in making its revolution: a stated interval of time, at the end of which certain events begin again to go through the same course as before: a series of events: a series of years: length of duration: the time at which anything ends: conclusion: (gram.) a mark at the end of a sentence: (rhet.) a complete sentence.--v.t. (Shak.) to put an end to.--adjs. PERIOD'IC, -AL, pertaining to a period: happening by revolution: occurring at regular intervals: pertaining to periodicals.--ns. PERIOD'ICAL, a magazine or other publication which appears in parts at regular periods; PERIOD'ICALIST, one who writes in a periodical.--adv. PERIOD'ICALLY.--n. PERIODIC'ITY, state of being periodic: tendency to happen over again at regular intervals of time.--PERIODICAL LITERATURE, literature published in magazines, &c.; PERIODIC FUNCTION, one whose operation being iterated a certain number of times restores the variable: a function having a period; PERIODIC INEQUALITY, a disturbance in the motion of a planet due to its position in its orbit relatively to another planet; PERIODIC LAW (chem.), a relation of elements according to their atomic weights. [Fr.,--L.,--Gr. periodos--peri, around, hodos, a way.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Periods are the different phases or revolutions of a disease, - the epochs which are distinguishable in the course of a disease. Three periods are commonly enumerated. 1. The augmentation, increase, or progress, (Incrementum;) 2. The acme or height, (F.) Etat (Status;) and, 3. The decline (Decrementum.) Some authors reckon only the invasion and termination. Period is sometimes used in describing an intermittent, for the time between the commencement of a paroxysm and that of the next, including the fit as well as interval. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  15. Round of time marked by recurrence of astronomical coincidences; time of planet\'s revolution; time during which disease runs its course; (pl.) menses; indefinite portion of history, life, &c.; any portion of time; the p., the present day; complete sentence, esp. one of several clauses; (pl.) rhetorical language; full pause at end of sentence; full stop (.) marking this; set of figures marked off in large number, as in numeration, recurring decimals, &c. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. An interval or division of time. American pocket medical dictionary.
  17. The time during which a process or a condition continues, or at which an act or an event takes place. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  18. [Gr.] (Math.) When an algebraical or numerical expression consists of a number of groups of terms, or when it has a number of groups of values, each group consisting of the same elements in the same order, any one group is a P. ; as in the number 2.5732732732, etc., the group 732 is a period. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  19. [Gr.] (Rhet.) A sentence, the meaning of which cannot be fully apprehended before its close. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. [Gr.] In Printing, a completed sentence ; hence a full stop. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. [Gr.] The time in which an harmonic motion goes through one complete set of changes. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. [Latin, Greek] A circuit; the time in which a heavenly body makes a complete revolution in its orbit;—hence, the time in which any thing is performed; ordinary time in which a regular course is completed;—a revolution or series of years; a cycle;—an interval of time; date;—a regular or recurring interval;—a particular portion of time, as in one's life; age;—an important time, as in history; epoch; era;—length or time of duration; limit;—time at which any thing ends; termination; conclusion; end;—a complete sentence, from one full stop to another; hence, sentence; clause;—the point that marks the end of a complete sentence; a full stop [thus]. Cabinet Dictionary

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