Definitions for period

Definitions for (noun) period

Main entry: period, full point, full stop, point, stop

Definition: a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

Usage: in England they call a period a stop

Main entry: catamenia, menses, menstruation, menstruum, flow, period

Definition: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

Usage: the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation; a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped--Hippocrates; the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females--Aristotle

Main entry: time period, period, period of time

Definition: an amount of time

Usage: a time period of 30 years; hastened the period of time of his recovery; Picasso's blue period

Main entry: period

Definition: the end or completion of something

Usage: death put a period to his endeavors; a change soon put a period to my tranquility

Main entry: period, geological period

Definition: a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed

Usage: ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods

Main entry: period

Definition: (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games

Main entry: period

Definition: the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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