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period US English

A length or portion of time

period US Thesaurus

a six-week period

free period US English

One of the set divisions of the day in a school that is not allocated to a lesson

safe period US English

The time during and near a woman’s menstrual period when conception is least likely

latent period US English

The period between infection with a virus or other microorganism and the onset of symptoms, or between exposure to radiation and the appearance of a cancer

period piece US English

An object or work that is set in or strongly reminiscent of an earlier historical period

quiet period US English

A legally mandated period of time preceding and following a company’s initial public offering when the company is prohibited from promoting its stock by releasing information not otherwise filed with regulators

critical period US English

A period during someone’s development in which a particular skill or characteristic is believed to be most readily acquired

glacial period US English

A period in the earth’s history when polar and mountain ice sheets were unusually extensive across the earth’s surface

payback period US English

The length of time required for an investment to recover its initial outlay in terms of profits or savings

sidereal period US English

The period of revolution of one body around another with respect to the distant stars

synodic period US English

The time between successive conjunctions of a planet with the sun

cooling-off period US English

An interval during which two people or groups who are in disagreement can try to settle their differences before taking further action

incubation period US English

The period over which eggs, cells, etc., are incubated

refractory period US English

A period immediately following stimulation during which a nerve or muscle is unresponsive to further stimulation

sensitive period US English

A time or stage in a person’s development when they are more responsive to certain stimuli and quicker to learn particular skills

grace period in grace US English

A period officially allowed for payment of a sum due or for compliance with a law or condition, especially an extended period granted as a special favor

latency period in latent period US English

The period between infection with a virus or other microorganism and the onset of symptoms, or between exposure to radiation and the appearance of a cancer

menstrual period in period US English

A flow of blood and other material from the lining of the uterus, lasting for several days and occurring in sexually mature women who are not pregnant at intervals of about one lunar month until the onset of menopause

shoulder season US English

A travel period between peak and off-peak seasons

shoulder period in shoulder season US English

A travel period between peak and off-peak seasons

limitation period in limitation US English

A legally specified period beyond which an action may be defeated or a property right is not to continue

Mississippian Period in Carboniferous US English

Of, relating to, or denoting the fifth period of the Paleozoic era, between the Devonian and Permian periods

Pennsylvanian Period in Carboniferous US English

Of, relating to, or denoting the fifth period of the Paleozoic era, between the Devonian and Permian periods


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