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# interval

### Overview

This page has 12 definitions of interval with English translations in 6 languages. Interval is a noun. Examples of how to use interval in a sentence are shown. Also define these 24 related words and terms: distance, space, time, music, ratio, logarithm, pitch, note, dyad, mathematics, connected, real line, length, intermission, sports, half time, cricket, break, lunch, tea, session, day, play, and interval.

## English

### Etymology

From Middle English interval, intervalle, from Old French intervalle, entreval, from Latin intervallum (space between, interval, distance, interval of time, pause, difference; literally, space between two palisades or walls), from inter (between) +‎ vallum (palisade, wall).

### Noun

interval (plural intervals)

1. A distance in space.
• 1667, John Milton, “Book VI”, in Paradise Lost. [], London: [] [Samuel Simmons], [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
'Twixt host and host but narrow space was left, / A dreadful interval.
• 1666, 8 September, The London Gazette
[M]any attempts were made to prevent the spreading of it [the fire] by pulling down Houses, and making great Intervals, but all in vain, the Fire seizing upon the Timber and Rubbish, and so continuing it set even through those spaces []
2. A period of time.
the interval between contractions during childbirth
3. (music) The difference (a ratio or logarithmic measure) in pitch between two notes, often referring to those two pitches themselves (otherwise known as a dyad).
• ##### Logarithm definition
For a number ${\displaystyle x}$ , the power to which a given base number must be raised in order to obtain ${\displaystyle x}$ . Written ${\displaystyle \log _{b}x}$ . For example, ${\displaystyle \log _{10}1000=3}$ because ${\displaystyle 10^{3}=1000}$ and ${\displaystyle \log _{2}16=4}$ because ${\displaystyle 2^{4}=16}$ .
• ##### Note definition
A symbol or annotation.
1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.
2. A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence.
3. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.
(1 of 23 note definitions)
4. (mathematics) A connected section of the real line which may be empty or have a length of zero.
5. (chiefly Britain) An intermission.
6. (sports) half time, a scheduled intermission between the periods of play
• 2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport[1]:
Spain made three substitutions at the interval, sending on former Arsenal captain Fabregas, Chelsea's Juan Mata and Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina for Xavi, David Silva and Casillas.
• ##### Half Time definition
Alternative spelling of half-time
7. () Either of the two breaks, at lunch and tea, between the three sessions of a day's play
• ##### Cricket definition
(1 of 5 cricket definitions)
• ##### Session definition
A period devoted to a particular activity, e.g. the annual or semiannual periods of a legislative body (that together comprise the legislative term) whose individual meetings are also called sessions. (1 of 8 session definitions)

## Catalan

### Etymology

From Latin intervallum.

### Noun

interval m (plural intervals)

1. interval

## Czech

### Noun

interval m inan

1. (mathematics) interval

#### Derived terms

• interval in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
• interval in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

## Dutch

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /ˈɪntərvɑl/
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### Noun

interval n (plural intervallen, diminutive intervalletje n)

1. interval

## Romanian

### Etymology

From French intervalle, from Latin intervallum.

### Noun

interval n (plural intervale)

1. interval

## Serbo-Croatian

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /intěrʋaːl/
• Hyphenation: in‧ter‧val

### Noun

intèrvāl m (Cyrillic spelling интѐрва̄л)

1. interval