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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.


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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