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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A definite portion of time; era. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A dot (.) marking the end of sentence; a complete sentence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. 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.
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