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    period - Dictionary definition and meaning for word period

    Definition
    (noun) an amount of time
    Example Sentence
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
    Definition
    (noun) the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon Definition
    (noun) (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games Definition
    (noun) a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
    Synonyms : geological period
    Example Sentence
    • ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods
    Definition
    (noun) the end or completion of something
    Example Sentence
    • death put a period to his endeavors
    • a change soon put a period to my tranquility
    Definition
    (noun) the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    Example Sentence
    • the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation
    • a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    Synonyms : full point , full stop , point , stop
    Example Sentence
    • in England they call a period a stop
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