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Interval

Interval

WordNet



noun


(1)   The distance between things
"Fragile items require separation and cushioning"
(2)   A set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints
(3)   The difference in pitch between two notes
(4)   A definite length of time marked off by two instants
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Etymology


From < < + .

Noun



  1. A distance in space.
  2. A period of time.
  3. The difference (a ratio or logarithmic measure) in pitch between two notes, often referring to those two pitches themselves (otherwise known as a dyad).
  4. A connected section of the real line which may be empty or have a length of zero.
  5. An intermission.
  6. Either of the two breaks, at lunch and tea, between the three sessions of a day's play