period

period
pe•ri•od
[[t]ˈpɪər i əd[/t]] n.
1) an extent of time that is meaningful in the life of a person, in history, etc.:
a period of illness; a period of social unrest[/ex]
2) a specific division or portion of time:
the postwar period[/ex]
3) a round of time, esp. as marked by the recurrence of some phenomenon:
the rainy period[/ex]
4) spo any of the parts of equal length into which a particular thing, as a sports contest, is divided
5) the time during which something is completed or runs its course:
the gestation period[/ex]
6) gram. the point or character (.) used esp. to mark the end of a declarative sentence or to indicate an abbreviation; full stop
7) gram. a full pause, as is made at the end of a complete sentence; full stop
8) pro rht a sentence, esp. a well-balanced, impressive sentence
9) rht gram.
periodic sentence
10) phl
a) an occurrence of menstruation
b) a time of the month during which menstruation occurs
11) gel the basic unit of geologic time, during which a standard rock system is formed: comprising two or more epochs and included with other periods in an era
12) phs Physics. the duration of one complete cycle of a wave or oscillation; the reciprocal of the frequency
13) mad a division of a musical composition commonly consisting of two or more contrasted or complementary phrases ending with a cadence
14) astron.
a) the time in which a body rotates once on its axis
b) astron. the time in which a planet or satellite revolves once about its primary
15) pro (in classical prosody) a group of two or more cola
16) noting or pertaining to a historical period
17) cvb (used to indicate that a decision is final):
I forbid you to go, period[/ex]
Etymology: 1375–1425; < MF < ML periodus, L < Gk períodos circuit, period of time, period in rhetoric

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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