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English noun: interval

1. interval (time) a definite length of time marked off by two instants


Synonymstime interval


Broader (hypernym)amount, measure, quantity


Narrower (hyponym)absence, access time, break, cycle, distance, embolism, eternity, float, intercalation, interim, interlude, intermission, interruption, lag, latency, latency, latent period, latent period, lead time, lunitidal interval, meantime, meanwhile, pause, period, processing time, reaction time, response time, rhythm, rotational latency, round, seek time, slot, space, suspension, time constant, time slot

2. interval (cognition) a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints


Broader (hypernym)set


Narrower (hyponym)bounded interval, closed interval, open interval, sub-interval, unbounded interval

3. interval (attribute) the distance between things


SamplesFragile items require separation and cushioning.


Synonymsseparation


Broader (hypernym)distance


Narrower (hyponym)clearance

4. interval (communication) the difference in pitch between two notes


Synonymsmusical interval


Broader (hypernym)musical notation


Narrower (hyponym)fifth, fourth, half step, musical octave, octave, quarter tone, quarter-tone, semitone, seventh, sixth, step, third, tone, whole step, whole tone









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