Meaning of INTERVAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪntə(r)v(ə)l ]

( intervals)


An interval between two events or dates is the period of time between them.

The ferry service has restarted after an interval of 12 years...

= gap

N-COUNT : oft N of n


An interval during a film, concert, show, or game is a short break between two of the parts. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use intermission )

During the interval, wine was served...



If something happens at intervals , it happens several times with gaps or pauses in between.

She woke him for his medicines at intervals throughout the night.

PHRASE : PHR with v


If things are placed at particular intervals , there are spaces of a particular size between them.

Several red and white barriers marked the road at intervals of about a mile...

PHRASE : PHR with v

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