- the totality of points on a line between two designated points or endpoints that may or may not be included.
- any generalization of this to higher dimensions, as a rectangle with sides parallel to the coordinate axes.
Idioms about interval
- at particular periods of time; now and then: At intervals, there were formal receptions at the governor's mansion.
- at particular places, with gaps in between: detour signs at intervals along the highway.
Origin of interval
OTHER WORDS FROM intervalin·ter·val·ic, in·ter·val·lic [in-ter-val-ik], /ˌɪn tərˈvæl ɪk/, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH intervalinterval , period
Words nearby interval
How to use interval in a sentence
Last week, you were analyzing some unusual signals from deep space, measured at many regular intervals.
You computed that you heard zero signals in 45 percent of the intervals, one signal in 38 percent of the intervals and two signals in the remaining 17 percent of the intervals.
Thereafter, you need to post meticulously, regularly, and on specific pre-decided intervals.How to get more leads on Instagram: 10 Highly effective tactics|Bhavik Soni|July 7, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Scientists are performing different tests, using different case definitions or reporting methods, and using different time intervals across different geographical areas.Why South Asia’s COVID-19 Numbers Are So Low (For Now)|Puja Changoiwala|June 23, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Reviews of its SEO performance should be conducted whenever you make changes – and at regular intervals, as a matter of best practice.Free resources to grow your business during lockdown|Bibi Raven|May 20, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The interval between possession and hell was short,” he says, “though I admit it was wonderful.
Five times during that span, the majority of species on the planet vanished in a short interval of time.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction|Sean B. Carroll|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After her first audible prompt, which came shortly after the interval, the audience sat patiently.
Each health risk was presented honestly and intelligently with a confidential interval.23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free|Charles C. Johnson|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This “lucid interval” is found in nearly half of all cases of epidural hematoma (Bullock, Neurosurgery, 2006).Brain Bleed: Why Michael Schumacher’s Helmet Wasn’t Enough|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The song stopped abruptly, the music died away, there was an interval of silence no one broke.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
This short interval had more than sufficed for De Lucenay's mysterious operations.
Mr. Pontellier once more seated himself with elevated feet, and after a reasonable interval of time smoked some more cigars.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I have not done this before as I had not sufficient leisure to examine them, or do so in the interval allowed by the season.
British Dictionary definitions for interval
- occasionally or intermittently
- with spaces between