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pe·ri·od

period

 
 
pronunciation:
pir i d
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a section of time with a set beginning and end.
We will be on vacation for a period of three weeks.
synonyms:
duration, space, term, time
similar words:
day, hour, minute, span, stretch, year
definition 2: a section of time in history.
Read the chapter about the Renaissance period in Europe.
synonyms:
age, epoch, era, times
similar words:
cycle, dot, eon, interval, world
definition 3: a section of a school day.
She takes English during fourth period.
similar words:
class, hour, module, session
definition 4: a punctuation mark (.). It is used at the end of a sentence or after an abbreviation.
similar words:
point
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peri Greek root that means around, surrounding
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