Meaning of INTERVAL in English

INTERVAL

(~s)

1.

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

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

= gap

N-COUNT: oft N of n

2.

An ~ 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 ~, wine was served...

N-COUNT

3.

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

She woke him for his medicines at ~s throughout the night.

PHRASE: PHR with v

4.

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

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

PHRASE: PHR with v

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