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From Old French intervalle, from Latin intervallum (“space between, interval, distance, interval of time, pause, difference; literally, space between two palisades or walls”), from inter (“between”) + vallum (“palisade, wall”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɪntɚvəl/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɪntəvəl/
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- Hyphenation: in‧ter‧val
interval (plural intervals)
- A distance in space.
- A period of time.
- the interval between contractions during childbirth
- (music) The difference (a ratio or logarithmic measure) in pitch between two notes, often referring to those two pitches themselves (otherwise known as a dyad).
- (mathematics) A connected section of the real line which may be empty or have a length of zero.
- (chiefly Britain) An intermission.
- (sports) half time, a scheduled intermission between the periods of play
- 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport:
- Spain made three substitutions at the interval, sending on former Arsenal captain Fabregas, Chelsea's Juan Mata and Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina for Xavi, David Silva and Casillas.
- (cricket) Either of the two breaks, at lunch and tea, between the three sessions of a day's play
- interval in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- interval in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- interval at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Interval on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Interval in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
interval m (plural intervals)
- interval in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- interval in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
intèrvāl m (Cyrillic spelling интѐрва̄л)