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Definitions of period:

  • noun:   a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    Example: "In England they call a period a stop"
  • noun:   the end or completion of something
    Example: "Death put a period to his endeavors"
  • noun:   a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
    Example: "Ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"
  • noun:   one of three periods of play in hockey games
  • noun:   the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon
  • noun:   a stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time
    Example: "A novel from the Victorian period"
  • noun:   an amount of time
    Example: "A time period of 30 years"
  • noun:   the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause


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