Meaning of INTERVAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈin-tər-vəl ]


Etymology: Middle English intervalle, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French entreval, from Latin intervallum space between ramparts, interval, from inter- + vallum rampart — more at wall

Date: 14th century


a. : a space of time between events or states

b. British : intermission


a. : a space between objects, units, points, or states

b. : difference in pitch between tones

3. : a set of real numbers between two numbers either including or excluding one or both of them

4. : one of a series of fast-paced exercises interspersed with slower ones or brief rests for training (as of an athlete)

• in·ter·val·lic ˌin-tər-ˈva-lik adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.