Synonyms of 'period'
in the sense of generation
the average time between two generations of a species, about 35 years for humans
The whole island could become a desert within a generation.
in the sense of interval
the period of time between two events
There was a long interval of silence.
in the sense of lesson
the content of such a period
She took piano lessons.
in the sense of patch
His marriage is going through a rough patch.
in the sense of phase
any distinct or characteristic stage in a sequence of events
The crisis is entering a crucial phase.
in the sense of run
a continuous sequence of performances
Their run of luck is holding.
in the sense of season
any definite or indefinite period
birds arriving for the breeding season
in the sense of session
any period devoted to a particular activity
Ten players have failed drug tests following a training session.
in the sense of space
an interval of distance or time between two points, objects, or events
They've come a long way in a short space of time.
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