Meaning of INTERVAL in English

INTERVAL

n.1 an intervening time or space.

2 Brit. a pause or break, esp. between the parts of a theatrical or musical performance.

3 the difference in pitch between two sounds.

4 the distance between persons or things in respect of qualities.

Phrases and idioms:

at intervals here and there; now and then.

Derivatives:

intervallic adj.

Etymology: ME ult. f. L intervallum space between ramparts, interval (as INTER-, vallum rampart)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.