- 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.
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Idioms for 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
Example sentences from the Web for interval
For those who were fed up with margins of error, confidence intervals, and gray areas, Richman’s numbers were refreshing.How claims of voter fraud were supercharged by bad science|Bobbie Johnson|November 1, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It pairs well with the goals of the project, delivering exceptional ride quality and very long service intervals, in addition to good weather resistance.
What the research reaffirms, Eagles says, is the importance of adopting best practices when it comes to personal hygiene—such as washing your hands at regular intervals, and cleaning surfaces.COVID-19 can survive up to 28 days on phone screens and money, new research shows|eamonbarrett|October 12, 2020|Fortune
Some higher elevation forests probably also had blazes, though the interval between flames was somewhere around 40 to 80 years, explains Kip Van de Water, an acting fire management specialist with the Forest Service in Klamath National Forest.
If interval training is about feeling the burn, tempo runs are meant to increase the time you can spend close to the fire without getting too hot.
Intervallic characteristics may place the badge of relationship upon melodies as distinctly as rhythmic.How to Listen to Music, 7th ed.|Henry Edward Krehbiel
British Dictionary definitions for interval
- occasionally or intermittently
- with spaces between